Policy Field: Youth Employment, Education

Project Details: Closing Canada’s Innovation Gap

  • The Business/Higher Education Roundtable (BHER) represents many of Canada’s largest companies and leading post-secondary institutions.

  • Canada has lacked a coordinated strategy to strengthen the cooperation between Canadian employers and educators.

  • BHER aims to fill this gap by harnessing the strengths of Canada’s top businesses, universities and colleges to deepen collaboration and improve opportunities for young Canadians.

  • BHER believes that Canadian-led research drives innovation, strengthens the economy and improves the quality of life for all Canadians. By building bridges and partnerships between post-secondary institutions and the private sector, the rate at which new technologies, ideas and medicines go from idea to reality increases.

  • PGI Consultants will undertake a research project exploring the education-private partnership landscape in Canada and develop policy recommendations to strengthen these relationships.