Saturday, September 16, 2006

Conference - The New Federal Policy Agenda: Where does the voluntary sector fit in?: October 20--21, 2006

The School of Policy Studies, Queen's University is pleased to announce its Seventh Annual National Forum on Public Policy and the Third Sector. This year's theme is “The New Federal Policy Agenda.”

We are entering a time of transition. The eleven years of Liberal regime have come to an end and the Conservatives now have the opportunity to take the centre stage and define a new federal policy agenda. It is in this context that this year’s conference will look at the challenges and opportunities facing voluntary and community organizations within the new policy context set by the Conservatives. It will address the following questions: Is there a place for the voluntary sector under the new conservative policy agenda? What roles are we seeing emerging for the sector? By bringing together public servants, experts and practitionners, the conference provides a valuable forum for dialogue on how the newly elected government and the voluntary sector can work together and take forward the lessons learned over the past decade to continue to engage a voluntary sector which is creative, innovative and collaborative.

This conference will take place on October 20-21, 2006 at the School of Policy Studies in Kingston, Ontario. For more information or to register, please visit our conference website at:

If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Laforest:

Public Policy and Third Sector Initiative
School of Policy Studies
Queen's University
Kingston, ON
K7L 3N6
tel: (613) 533-6000 ext. 77264

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