Caitlin Cassie was a Policy Advisor at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E) from 2016-2017.

Caitlin’s passion for tackling complex challenges and sincere interest in all policy-related topics made her a dynamic addition to the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship’s policy team. As a Policy Advisor, Caitlin worked through multifaceted policy issues at the intersection of the public, private, academic, and nonprofit sectors.

Prior to joining BII+E, Caitlin focused on dynamic policy issues in the public, non-profit, and international development sectors. Most recently, she worked for ThinkFresh Group, a start-up consulting firm that introduces innovative methods and fresh perspectives to community engagement and city building. She also completed an international development fellowship in Uganda through Aga Khan Foundation Canada and worked as a policy advisor on the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs team at the Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation.

Throughout her studies and her career, Caitlin has had the privilege of working with people who are responding to some of our world’s most pressing policy questions. Working at BII+E enables her to continue exploring the ways in which policy influencers, policy makers, policy implementers, and people impacted by policy decisions can better collaborate and together build a more accessible, inclusive, and equitable future.

Caitlin holds a Master of Public Policy degree from the School of Public Policy and Governance at the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from the University of British Columbia. She also completed an undergraduate exchange at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, England.

Articles by this Author

June 1, 2017

The Guelph Civic Accelerator: A Public Procurement Experiment is a new case study produced by the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship. This case study looks at the Guelph Civic …

Public procurement – the act of government purchasing goods and services – is an incredibly powerful lever for policymakers at every level of government. A responsive procurement process enables governments …

April 25, 2017

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April 12, 2017

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December 12, 2016

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