26th International Institute on Social Policy Conference

When and Where

Monday, October 31, 2022 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Campbell Conference Facility
Munk School
1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON M5S 3K7


Baroness Minouche Shafik
Stefano Scarpetta
Debra Thompson
Kevin Milligan
Gina Gustavvson
Naheed Nenshi
Richard Johnston
Keith Banting
Sean Speer
Carolyn Tuohy
Margaret Biggs


This year the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the University of Toronto and Queen’s University Policy Studies will host the 26th annual International Institute on Social Policy: Next Wave: Challenges and Opportunities for Social Policy in the Coming Decade.

For over two years, the COVID-19 pandemic high-jacked the policy agenda and necessarily focused attention on responses to the emergency. Meanwhile, new and enduring social, political, and economic challenges have been gathering force. The Munk School and Queen’s University are joining forces to bring together leading international and Canadian experts to consider whether and how we need to reform, or even transform, Canadian social policy for a more resilient and successful future.

This conference is in person and marks the beginning of the 26th International Institute, which will follow by a series of online seminars over the next three weeks. Lunch will be provided. The in-person conference is free to register for Munk School MGA & MPP Alumni, and Queen's School of Policy Studies MPA Alumni. Tickets are available until October 31st. 

Please visit the Munk School event page for further details about the full conference schedule. 


Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy, Queen's University Policy Studies


1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, ON M5S 3K7