Policy Monitors

Monitoring the daily policy announcements of Canadian federal and provincial/territorial governments provides both a searchable record of action and a dynamic view of the country's social policy priorities. Federal Monitors date from 2013; Provincial/Territorial Monitors date from 2009.

The Municipal Monitor provides a record of policies and initiatives in areas which affect well-being.  Cities followed include Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Montréal and Halifax.

Note: As of December 1, 2017, the Vanier Institute of the Family has taken over production of the Policy Monitors on a trial basis. PDF versions of the reports are discontinued as of November 2017. To see records for November 2017 to the end of April 2018, use the search tools below (select category and/or date range).

The Caledon Institute of Social Policy, which published the Policy Monitors until November 2017, wound down its day-to-day operations in 2017 after 25 years. Caledon was created as a partnership with Maytree and the Maytree website is now the new home for Caledon’s collection of social policy research.

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How to Use the Policy Monitors

Federal Monitors
Provincial/Territorial Monitors
Municipal Monitors