Who are Canada’s Tech Workers?
Looking at the many faces behind Canada’s tech occupations, with a focus on who are Canada’s tech workers? Where do they work? And what do they earn?
Scaling Women-Founded Firms: Exploring women entrepreneurs’ high-growth journeys
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.
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How might we better empower women entrepreneurs? This blog explores what we’ve learned through our co-designed call for proposals. It offers insights into what it takes to enable the inclusion of diverse entrepreneurs in the economy by drawing on learnings from the three projects funded through our Empowering Women Entrepreneurs initiative.


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.
Digital skills, and access to digital literacy training, have never been more important. From extensive research to a youth-focused pilot, we’ve been working to better understand how digital literacy is taught and learned across Canada, who has access to it, and who doesn’t.
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.
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.
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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.