November 2012

Presenter Name(s): 
John Stapleton

Sometimes it’s hard to keep track of terms that are thrown around, especially when it comes to public policy - and things get lost in translation. So, what exactly is public policy? 

Join Essential Skills Ontario for the first in a series of six webinars on policy with John Stapleton from Open Policy Ontario. Thursday, November 1 at 1:00PM ET, John will host ‘What is Public Policy’ to give participants an introduction and to lay the groundwork for his next five webinars. 
In this free, one hour webinar, participants will: 
• Learn some basic vocabulary regarding public policy 
• Better understand the idea of policy as the language of governments 
• Explore common errors with ‘good’ and ‘bad’ policy 
• Investigate whose job it is to develop public policy opinions 
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: 
What is Public Policy?

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.

Presenter Image: 
Webinar Date: 
Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 1:00pm