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Changes to data privacy legislation and emerging workplace surveillance and data collection practices have prompted concerns about individual privacy. Looking ahead, how can governments ensure the responsible collection, use, and protection of COVID-19-related data in Canada?
Taking Stock: Exploring job pathways in Ontario’s grocery sector
We’re launching a new project that builds on our job pathways model, using human-centred design and leveraging data and local research with food retail workers and employers in Ontario. We’re looking to develop and share tools that help policymakers and others design training programs that respond effectively to real-world needs and demands across Canada.
My (Virtual) Summer Internship: Darren’s blog
Did you know that we have an annual internship program? Hear from Darren, our Communications intern, about his experience this summer and some tips on how to make the most of virtual work experience—from making meaningful connections online to embracing a new perspective.


t the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), we’re motivated by the potential of the innovation economy. We believe Canada can build prosperity that will be more widely shared than ever before. To achieve this future, Canada will need forward-looking insights and new thinking to advance actionable innovation policy.


Our multi-disciplinary teams focus on work streams which we believe are critical to Canada’s future economic success. They build collaborative relationships with our partners to generate rigorous research, propose unconventional approaches and pilot ideas to explore how Canada’s innovation economy can include people of different ages, incomes and backgrounds.

We rely on the work of a talented and diverse group of creatives to bring our research to life. If you’re a graphic designer, illustrator, or copy-editor looking for freelance work, get in touch.
In partnership, the Brookfield Institute and the Munk School’s Innovation Policy Lab will produce an Inclusive Innovation Monitor, a unique framework to measure the relationship between innovation and inclusion metrics. Our monitor will explore Canada’s capacity and performance related to innovation—and how opportunities to participate in and benefit from the innovation economy are distributed.
The pandemic has accelerated the shift to digital, launching a high volume of information and cultural products, often on the same devices we work and learn on. This guide explores new and old mediums, methods, and tactics for communicating policy research and knowledge translation.
As part of the Women Entrepreneurship Knowledge Hub (WEKH), we are exploring various facets of women entrepreneurship. This project seeks to understand the experiences of women entrepreneurs related to high-growth scale-ups.
This work stream seeks to understand future skill demands across Canada, while helping companies and people gain the skills they need to thrive in an innovation-driven economy.
Home is Where the Work is: COVID-19’s impact on working remotely across occupations
As COVID-19 has forced a rapid transition to remote work for many Canadians, we find that the transition has proven to be more challenging for some occupations. Learn more about how the shift to remote work is impacting Canadian workers.
Anything But Static: Risks of COVID-19 to workers in Canada
This data visualization identifies the workers across Canada who face the highest risk of exposure to COVID-19, from healthcare workers to bus drivers to grocery store clerks. It explores occupational exposure to disease and infection, ability to work from home, and potential economic and income precarity in the context of COVID-19.
From Surviving to Thriving: Tracking COVID-19 start-up and scale-up supports from around the world
As COVID-19 disrupts business as usual, it’s important for governments to support the survival and growth of Canada’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, while also promoting long-term resilience and business creation post-crisis. This ongoing scan explores policies and programs from around the world that aim to support start-ups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs.