In line with ICE’s mandate, the Committee identifies research projects that can inform the economic and labour force development activities of the three governments in Toronto. Starting in 2010, the committee posted two research opportunities on its website and selected external experts to prepare summary reports. The first two research projects were completed in spring 2011 and are posted below. The Committee will continue to identify research that is timely and useful to our stakeholders, and post contract research opportunities as they arise. In all cases reports reflect the views of the researchers and not necessarily of ICE or its members.
COMPLETED ICE RESEARCH PROJECTS:
Rowing Together: Best Practices for the Regional Coordination of Economic Development in the Toronto Region
Prepared by Tom Zizys, Employment, Housing, Community Development and International Development Consultant
Toronto Community Hub Profiles 2010-2011 ♦ Community Hubs: A Scan of Toronto – Summary Report
Prepared by WoodGreen Community Services, Planning and Research Unit
Lies, Damned Lies, and Statistics: A Critical Examination of City Ranking Studies ♦ City Rankings – Summary Report
Prepared by Zack Taylor, Metapolis Consulting