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Digitally Lit: A digital literacy + coding pilot
This program is designed to help young people between the ages of 12 and 15 learn to code and improve their digital skills, preparing them for jobs in an increasingly digital economy
Better, Faster, Stronger: Maximizing the benefits of automation for Ontario’s firms and people
This report explores the risks and rewards automation and outlines the dual challenge technology advances present to Ontario’s economy—to simultaneously improve lagging technological adoption, while mitigating its negative impacts for some workers—and proposes a bold strategy to meet this challenge head on.
Palette: An upskilling and retraining pilot
Palette Inc. is a pilot project and a national not-for-profit aimed at helping mid-career workers whose jobs are threatened by automation to retrain and upskill into high demand careers in the innovation economy.

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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 far sighted 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.

If you could see into the future, which skills and jobs would likely be in demand in the next 10–15 years? Learn about our project exploring employment in and around the year 2030 with the aim of future-proofing workers to get ahead of job disruption and job opportunities.
Innovation and technology have tremendous potential to boost the economy and improve quality of life in Canada. However, the benefits are not accruing equally. This article series brings together leading thinkers to explore a variety of pressing topics related to inclusion and equity in Canada’s innovation economy, such as the digital divide, income inequality, and diversity in tech.
This project aims to support evidence-based approaches to address the unique challenges women entrepreneurs face in growing their businesses. The funded projects both provide support to women entrepreneurs growing their businesses and strengthen the capacity of Ontario’s entrepreneurial ecosystem to serve the province’s entrepreneurs.
We're seeking an Economist to produce quantitative and qualitative research, analysis and written products
This work stream examines the distribution of risks and benefits in Canada's innovation economy and explores how to improve equity and broaden participation.
Building inclusion and equity into Canada’s innovation economy
Innovation and technology have tremendous potential to boost the economy and improve quality of life in Canada. However, the benefits are not accruing equally. This article series brings together leading thinkers to explore a variety of pressing topics related to inclusion and equity in Canada’s innovation economy, such as the digital divide, income inequality, and diversity in tech.
Letter from the editor
Bringing an equity and inclusion lens into innovation policy (and into how we set up the rules of the market more broadly) is both possible and necessary. Why? Find out via our Senior Policy Analyst Nisa Malli’s Letter from the Editor, and learn more about our upcoming article series featuring leading thinkers in this space.