Research and Programs
The Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada provides clear, specific, and actionable policy advice and leadership based on sound research and analysis. Our work, which includes research reports, surveys, statistics, opinion-editorials, and a daily Canada-Asia News Service, is publicly accessible on our website and available via free subscription.
Currently, APF Canada is producing research and developing programs on the following themes:
• Promoting Trade, Investment, and Innovation: Encouraging two-way business and fostering linkages between innovation ecosystems in Canada and Asia.
• Advancing Sustainability: Offering solutions to climate change, energy, food security, and natural resources management challenges.
• Building Skills and Competencies: Increasing young Canadians' awareness and understanding of Asia by enhancing curriculum and promoting study abroad and internships in Asia.
• Understanding Asia Now: Providing timely information and analysis on significant developments in global affairs relevant to the Canada-Asia relationship.
In accordance with our themes, APF Canada engages in major projects of particular interest to Canada's relationship with Asia.
Events and Networks
As part of our mandate to convene members from all sectors of Canadian society to share their knowledge and experience of Asia's impact on Canada, APF Canada holds events ranging from small, high-level roundtables, to conferences with over 500 participants, to undergraduate student conferences. A calendar of our upcoming events is available here.
Past major events include:
• Canada's Asia Challenge: Building Skills and Knowledge for the Next Generation
• Canada-Asia 2013
• The 2013 Pacific Energy Summit
• The Asia Contemporary Speaker Series
APF Canada also maintains several formal affiliations to help strengthen Canada's relations across the Pacific. These include:
• Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC)
• APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC)
• APEC Study Centre
The Foundation supports Canadian policy research on Asia through its grants program. It issues competitive calls for proposals linked to its thematic priorities. The Foundation also selects recent Masters or PhD graduates to work and conduct research in Vancouver as Post-Graduate Research Fellows or Junior Research Fellows. Media fellowships are also offered to Canadian journalists to travel to Asia to cover specific stories and to conduct some outreach on the topic upon their return to Canada. For more information on the grants program click here.
Activities and Annual Reports
Research and Programs