References (with Additional Readings)

Readings are divided by module. Additional readings not included in the modules above are in bold text below:



Barata, P., Cukier, W., & Parkin, A. (2021, June 10). Greater inclusion is a win-win strategy for the recovery. First Policy Response

Bardeesy, K. (2020). Principles and policies for a national pandemic response. First Policy Response.

MacLellan, S. (2021, September 14). Campaign catch-up: Focus on vaccine passports. First Policy Response. 

Mendelsohn, M., Bardeesy, K., & Mullin, S. (2020). What are policy professionals saying we must do first? First Policy Response.

Mendelsohn, M., & Zon, N. (2021, January 28). How Canada can pursue an inclusive industrial policy. First Policy Response.

Orwell, G. (1968). Politics and the English language. In S. Orwell & I. Angos (Eds.), The collected essays, journalism and letters of George Orwell, Volume 4 1945–1950 (pp. 127–140). Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich.



Abdelaal, N. (2021, March 11). Online vaccine portals underscore the urgent need to close Canada’s digital divides. First Policy Response. 

Ahmed, N., & Harper-Merrett, T. (2020, November 13). The ‘digital divide’ is about equity, not infrastructure. First Policy Response

Bhimani, Z. (2020, November 5). For more equitable health outcomes, start with the health-research system. First Policy Response.

Dube, S. (2020, September 16). COVID-19 shows that racism is a public health issue. First Policy Response

Galabuzi, G.-E. (2021, February 24). Systemic racism is at the heart of economic inequality – and of how we get sick and die. First Policy Response.

Lofters, A. (2021, February 22). Ontario’s health-care system must develop an anti-racist response to COVID-19. First Policy Response.

Morris, G., Salti, S., & Sultana, A. (2020, May 1). Foreign-trained doctors are untapped resource in pandemic fight. First Policy Response

Sinha, S. (2020). Underfunded long-term care system is still vulnerable to COVID-19 outbreaks. First Policy Response.



Bardeesy, K. (2021). Ontario government’s priorities for rebuilding are still a mystery after provincial budget. First Policy Response

Bardeesy, K., & Mendelsohn, M. (2020). Did this week’s economic policy statements go far enough? First Policy Response.

Boessenkool, K. (2020). Year-end Q&A: Ken Boessenkool on income support. First Policy Response.

Davidson, M. (2021). Ontario budget tackles immediate recovery challenges but falters on long-term vision. First Policy Response

Greenspon, B. (2020, May 28). Economic shutdown is leaving young women behind. First Policy Response.

Lange, F., & Skuterud, M. (2021, June 22). Unemployment is down, but there are still issues. Policy Options

Walcott, R. (2021, February 23). Race-based COVID-19 data needs to lead to political action. First Policy Response.

Wilson, P., & McNair, M. (2020, June 12). The political staff who help take care of government during elections. Policy Options



Banerji, A., Goodyear-Grant, E., Mengesha, T., Schiffer, J., Kidder, A., Moussa, M., Stuart, L., Pascal, C. E., Glogowski, K., Payne, C., Bischof, H., Sakowski, N., White, L., Ferns, C., & Powell, A., Dijkema, B., Munday, A., Varmuza, P., Van den Berg, A., & Vander Velden, S. (2020, June 25). How do we navigate a return to school and childcare? First Policy Response.

Campbell, C. (2020, October 5). The choice for education: Change school plans or face ‘generational catastrophe.’ First Policy Response.

Davidson, P., Côté, A., Davidson, M., Stephenson, D., McNair, D., Okine-Ahovi, G., Laliberte, J., LeBel, P., Furness, C., Oreopoulos, P., Pereira, J., Hagar, H., Tewolde, H. (2020, August 4). How will post-secondary education change in the next two years? First Policy Response.

DIVE: Student Aid. (2006). Episode 3: An activist goes to (policy) school [Video]. (7 minutes)

DIVE: Student Aid. (2006). Episode 4: Revolution in the cafeteria [Video]. (3 minutes)

First Policy Response. (2021, June 15). A spotlight on Canada’s childcare community [Video]. 

First Policy Response. (2021, May 20). Delivering on the commitment: A Canada-wide childcare plan [Video]. 

First Policy Response. (2021, May 20). Delivering on the commitment: A Canada-wide childcare plan [Video town hall transcript]. 

Guppy, B. (2020). School reopening plans must consider child protection and welfare. First Policy Response

Hamilton, T., & Wolff, L. (2021). Canada must level up to make childcare more affordable for all. First Policy Response

Lysack, M. (2021, May 20). National childcare system must support childcare workers. First Policy Response.

Rahbari-Jawoko, M., Asalya, S., & Kumar, A. (2021, February 19). Can COVID-19 help us build a more inclusive post-secondary system? First Policy Response

Sapra, R., McNair, D., Conway, C., Austin-Smith, B., Brayiannis, N., Pereira, J., Handy Charles, C., Cyr, P., Davidson, M., Colyar, J., & Pichette, J., Laliberte, J., Hagar, H., Knight, E., Nur Vahed, M., Furness, C., LeBel, P., Zewdineh, K., Castle, K., & Stephenson, D. (2020, July 28). How do we navigate a return to post-secondary education? First Policy Response



King, H. (2020). Indigenous communities need governance overhaul to address public health crises. First Policy Response.

Levi, E. (2021, January 21). Vaccination rollout must engage with Indigenous communities. First Policy Response.


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