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Engaging Canada's Best Minds TM

Policy Insights Forum

We facilitate meaningful Canadian private and public policy discussions regarding national defence, international relations, emergent disruptive technologies, climate change, and the economy.
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2024 National Security Conference

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Canadian Foreign Intelligence
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PIF Policy Papers

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PIF Brief

Upcoming Conference

Monday December 11, 2023 | 8:30 AM-4:00 PM
The NATO Industry Conference 2023 centres around the topics of NATO DIANA, Innovation Funding, and the Future of Dual-Use Technologies. It promises to be a gathering of leading thinkers and policymakers from NATO, Canada, and the US, including key figures from the defence, technology, and finance sectors.
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Strategic Thinkers Series

Registration Open US-NPSE 2023

November 14 - 17 2023 | Washington D.C. | Norfolk
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About Us

Our Experts

At the Policy Insights Forum, we engage with the best minds in Canada, recognizing that their unmatched expertise and insights are vital in molding transformative, forward-thinking policies that drive our nation towards a brighter tomorrow.

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Our Impact

Through its unwavering commitment to rigorous research, incisive analysis, and genuine engagement, PIF is an impactful and influential force, actively molding a more enlightened and forward-looking public policy framework for Canada.

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Our Programs

The PIF's programs serve as a powerful conduit, expertly linking the private sector with the governments of Canada, the US, and Europe, as well as pivotal international entities like NATO and the EU. Simultaneously, it invests in the leaders of tomorrow through its comprehensive fellowships and internships, forging a united and dynamic future for Canada in the global arena

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Our Youth

The PIF's young professionals’ initiative is dedicated to youth empowerment and fostering leadership among the upcoming generation. This is realized through the Transatlantic Emerging Leaders (TEL) Program, which partners with the Governments of Canada, the United States, and several European nations, as well as prominent global organizations including NATO, the EU and YATA International.

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Join the Transatlantic Emerging Leaders

Annual Membership 2024

Are you a young professional between the ages of 18 and 30?

Join other young professionals, industry executives, government officials, and academics, to form a new community of Transatlantic Emerging Leaders (TEL).

Membership is open to Canadian, US, and European nationals.
Purchase your membership today by signing up.

Our Latest Engagements

June 3, 2024

2024 National Security Conference

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February 20, 2024

Brussels NPSE 2024

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December 11, 2023

NATO Industry Conference

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July 18, 2023

Canada’s Space Innovators’ Contributions to National Defense Evolving the Space Sector in Canada

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May 25, 2023

Canadian Industry Engagement with NATO SACT

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February 21, 2023

Industry Leaders Visit NATO HQ in Brussels for NPSE 2023

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September 28, 2022

Advancing the New Space Frontier: Opportunities for Defence and Commercial Organizations

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March 30, 2022

Inaugural NATO-Private Sector Engagement 2022 Canada Program for Industry Leaders

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November 18, 2021

Digitalization of Defence and Security Summit

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Supporting the PIF
Is Not Just a Donation

Supporting the Policy Insight Forum means investing in informed decision-making. By donating, you’re championing a platform for critical discourse, ensuring that policies are shaped by evidence, expertise, and diverse perspectives.

The Policy Insights Presents

Upcoming & Recorded Events

Past Event

Brussels NPSE 2024

NATO Senior Officials
February 20, 2024
February 24, 2024
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Recorded Past Event

Advancing the New Space Frontier: Defence and Commercial Opportunities

Fatima Atik
September 22, 2022
September 23, 2022
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Recorded Past Event

Agile Procurement and Cyber Space

John Scott, Eric Lofgren, Syed Hasan, Chris Wharram, Gary Cooper, Jen O'Donoughue, Bob Gordon, and Marc Duchesne
May 12, 2021
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More Events
The Policy Insights Presents

The Strategic Thinkers Series

Episode 17: Observing the Ukraine Defensive featuring Brigadier (Rtd) Ben Barry

Episode 16: Identifying the China Threat with Robert Spalding and Charles Burton

Episode 15: Views from the Russo-Ukraine War with Andrew Leslie and Joe Varner

Episode 14: Giles Michaud: Safety and Security for the United Nations

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