Darren Elias

Communications Intern

Darren joins the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship as an intern after recently completing his Bachelor of Commerce at McGill University with an interdisciplinary focus in business, economics, and political science.

He is passionate about bettering society through progressive policy and social entrepreneurship, and has worked on multiple social innovation projects in Canada, South Africa, and Hong Kong. Additionally, this past summer he worked at a Toronto-based boutique communications agency.

As the newest member of BII+E’s communications team, Darren is excited to apply his creative and business skills to make the institute’s unique policy insights more accessible and actionable to the public as well as to industry and government leaders.

4 Contributions


Jun 25, 2020

Canadian firms have a long track record of lagging in technology adoption. However, COVID-19 presents an opportunity to accelerate digitization across sectors in response to economic challenges.
Canada’s Digital Trajectory: Are we doing enough to support business tech adoption amidst COVID-19?

Jun 17, 2020

An ongoing scan exploring government policies and programs that support digitization in response to the COVID-19 crisis across both the public and private sectors.
404 No More: Tracking COVID-19 digital response measures around the world

Jun 9, 2020

Providing aid to support the growth of start-ups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs, and small businesses is key to Canada’s long-term economic recovery and growth
From Surviving to Thriving: Why Canada must do more for its start-ups and scale-ups in crisis

May 27, 2020

This ongoing scan explores policies and programs from around the world that aim to support start-ups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs, and SMEs impacted by COVID-19
From Surviving to Thriving: Tracking COVID-19 start-up and scale-up supports from around the world
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