What is Policy?
Sherri Torjman, September 2005

This paper was written to support the work of community initiatives interested in policy development.  A public policy is a deliberate decision that provides guidance for addressing identified objectives and concerns.  The formulation of public policy can be understood as a process of making good decisions – for the public good.

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Disability Supports and Employment Policy

Sherri Torjman and Anne Makhoul, October 06, 2016

The objective of this study, carried out in partnership with the Centre for Research on Work Disability Policy, was to explore access to disability supports and links to paid employment.  For the

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