Jesse Darling

Manager, Policy Innovation Platform

As Manager, Policy Innovation Platform, Jesse draws upon her design experience to collaborate with government, non-profit, academic, and community partners to co-design initiatives that bring human insights into the policy development process and service design experience. She builds and leads multidisciplinary teams to deliver on a diverse portfolio of projects and leads partnership development, helping policy professionals better understand how the Policy Innovation Platform can contribute to creative problem solving.

This role builds off her previous experience at Evergreen CityWorks, the Martin Prosperity Institute, and the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Jesse is the 2018-2019 Co-Chair of CivicAction’s Emerging Leaders Network, sits on the Board of Jane’s Walk and, in 2017, she was selected as a Canadian delegate at the Next Leaders’ Initiative for Sustainability. Jesse has a Business Degree from the University of Western Ontario and a Masters of Science in Urban Planning from the Bartlett School of Architecture and Planning at University College London.

7 Contributions


May 17, 2018

An overview of the Policy Innovation Platform’s greatest moments in 2018, from transforming the provincial pre-budgetary process to empowering women entrepreneurs
Policy Innovation Platform: A year in review

May 15, 2018

We’re proud to partner with the City of Toronto on the Vision Zero Challenge and support the development of innovative and data-driven solutions to make Toronto’s streets safer for everyone
Announcing the launch of the Vision Zero Challenge

Oct 10, 2017

How might we help high school students gain a better understanding of available career opportunities and pathways to getting there?
Competition Launch: Student Pathways Challenge

Aug 15, 2017

Launching a design-led initiative that seeks to support the economic empowerment of women at all income levels
Empowering Women Entrepreneurs to Unlock Their Full Potential
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