In accordance with the Institute’s mandate to promote the pursuit of good government for all Canadians, the Institute focuses on these broadly themed and forward-looking priority areas:

Civic Engagement

The MacEachen Institute plays a key role in advancing our understanding of Canadian democracy and civic engagement. It explores the ways in which citizens participate in electoral processes at the federal, provincial and municipal levels.

Atlantic Canada and the World

Atlantic Canada has policy concerns that are unique in Canada. The MacEachen Institute supports research that explores and gives a voice to Atlantic Canada’s perspective in both a national and international context.

Health Systems and Governance

By rethinking health system design at the organizational, regional and federal levels, the MacEachen Institute aims to facilitate the redesign of complex health policy.

Smart Infrastructure

The MacEachen Institute examines the increasingly complex policies of critical infrastructure (CI) – the essential physical and cyber assets upon which we depend every day.