The PPOCIR initiative is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council through a Partnership Development Grant.
List of PPOCIR Partnership members and other general information about the Partnership
Background information on PPOCIR, Directory of Academic Researchers with a Consumer Interest, PPOCIR Partnership publications, etc.
The PPOCIR Partnership in brief
The overarching goal of the Canadian Partnership for Public Policy-Oriented Consumer Interest Research (PPOCIR) is to develop a Canadian interdisciplinary network of researchers and practitioners interested in PPOCIR to support the conduct and dissemination of PPOCIR with an end objective of improving public policy approaches pertaining to the well-being of consumers. Partnership activities will focus on:
- Conducting rigorous policy-oriented research to benefit Canada and its consumers;
- Training graduate students to help build the next generation of PPOCIR expertise; and,
- Sharing PPOCIR results broadly with both academic and non-academic audiences.
The project unites a multidisciplinary group of academics from universities across Canada. It involves partners from major federal and provincial government organizations with responsibilities for consumer policy, Canada's main consumer groups, and private sector representatives.