The Tommy Douglas Research Institute is an independent, non-profit Canadian economic and social research and educational organization. Named after T.C. Douglas, the former Premier of Saskatchewan and acknowledged father of Medicare in Canada, the Institute’s main goal is to raise public awareness of the respective role of both the large business sector and governments in providing for the well-being of Canadians.
What we do
The Institute continues to monitor developments in Canada’s public health care system. We maintain a database of news stories and online articles.
We are currently refining our policy agenda with a new focus on citizen engagement, giving activists new opportunities to explore progressive policy options.
Who Tommy Douglas was
Named the Greatest Canadian in a national vote, Tommy Douglas was the Premier of Saskatchewan, the father of Canadian Medicare and the national leader of the New Democratic Party.