As Manager, Policy Innovation Platform, Jesse draws upon her design experience to collaborate with government, non-profit, academic, and community partners to co-design initiatives that bring human insights into the policy development process and service design experience. She builds and leads multidisciplinary teams to deliver on a diverse portfolio of projects and leads partnership development, helping policy professionals better understand how the Policy Innovation Platform can contribute to creative problem solving.

This role builds off her previous experience at Evergreen CityWorks, the Martin Prosperity Institute, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Jesse is the 2018-2019 Co-Chair of CivicAction’s Emerging Leaders Network, sits on the Board of Jane’s Walk and, in 2017, she was selected as a Canadian delegate at the Next Leaders’ Initiative for Sustainability. Jesse has a Business Degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Science in Urban Planning from the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning at University College London.

Articles by this Author

May 15, 2018

In Toronto, a pedestrian is seriously injured or killed every three days on our roads. Between 2005 and 2016, there were over 2,100 pedestrians killed or injured in traffic collisions. …

May 7, 2018

Last year we embarked on an exciting partnership with the Ontario Cabinet Office’s Policy Innovation Hub to test the application of design tools and methodologies in the policy development process. …

July 12, 2017

Today, we are excited to announce the launch of a design-led initiative that seeks to provide women entrepreneurs with the supports needed to unlock their full economic potential. This initiative …

April 12, 2017

Hi, @hillary! Welcome to Ontario! We’re so excited that you’ll be serving as Ontario’s first Chief Digital Officer. We’re actually pinching ourselves a little bit – okay, maybe a lot. …

October 4, 2016

Imagine a 150-year-old organization tasked with delivering products and services for customers with different needs across diverse geographies. This organization has withstood the test of time, but chances are, it …