February 2013

Presenter Name(s): 
John Stapleton

Contrary to popular belief, cost-benefit analysis is not just about doing things cheaper and better. So what really is cost benefit analysis and how does it apply to policy? 

In this free, one hour webinar, participants will: 
Be introduced to cost benefit analysis; who rejects and accepts it 
Discover the findings and importance of narrative 
Take a look at famous cost benefit analysis cases 
Learn how cost benefits are conceived in the public
There will time for questions at the end of the webinar.
*Please note that the opinions expressed in this webinar are those of the presenter and do not necessarily reflect the opinions of Essential Skills Ontario.
Webinar Title: 
Cost Benefit Analysis

John Stapleton worked for the Ontario Government in the Ministry of Community and Social Services and its predecessors for 28 years in the areas of social assistance policy and operations. During his career, John was the senior policy advisor to the Social Assistance Review Committee and the Minister’s Advisory Group on New Legislation. His more recent government work concerned the implementation of the National Child Benefit. He is a Commissioner with the Ontario Soldiers’ Aid Commission and is a volunteer with St. Christopher House and Woodgreen Community Services of Toronto. John was Research Director for the Task Force on Modernizing Income Security for Working-Age Adults in Toronto and was the co-chair of the working group associated with this project. He is undertaking an Innovations Fellowship with the Metcalf Foundation. He teaches public policy and is a member of 25 in 5.

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Webinar Date: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2013 - 1:00pm