Caitlin Cassie

Policy Advisor

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.

6 Contributions


Jul 7, 2017

Applying policy innovation tools to facilitate collaborative approaches to advancing policy solutions
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Jun 1, 2017

The City of Guelph re-imagined a procurement process that could provide better services to citizens, while simultaneously creating more commercialization opportunities for early-stage businesses
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Jun 1, 2017

A look at the Guelph Civic Accelerator pilot, a project that is breathing new life into traditional public procurement
The Civic Accelerator: A Guelph Experiment

Apr 25, 2017

While we cannot precisely forecast the ever-changing job market and workplaces of tomorrow, we can identify trends that will improve our understanding of potential challenges and solutions
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