Mark Hazelden

Senior Director

Mark has spent the last decade working with senior decision makers across the private, not-for-profit, and government sectors to develop and implement innovation policy. As Senior Director at the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship (BII+E), Mark provides strategic advice, builds relationships and forges opportunities on behalf of BII+E.

Prior to joining the BII+E, Mark worked within the Government of Ontario, most recently as the Director of Economic Policy for the Premier of Ontario. He also spent time at Communitech, Waterloo Region’s innovation hub, which convinced him of the need to focus efforts locally, provincially, and nationally on supporting the vibrancy of Canada’s entrepreneurship ecosystems.

Mark believes that policies and initiatives are best developed in collaboration with a broad range of partners, both external and internal, and is excited to lead the formation of those relationships for BII+E.

Mark has a Bachelor of Science in Biology from McMaster University.

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Jul 15, 2018

This program is designed to help young people learn to code and improve their digital skills, preparing them for jobs in an increasingly digital economy.
Digitally Lit: A digital literacy + coding pilot

Jul 10, 2018

A pilot designed to help mid-career workers whose jobs are threatened by automation to retrain and upskill into high demand careers in the innovation economy
Palette: An upskilling and retraining pilot

Jun 30, 2016

Leveraging the knowledge of actual practitioners of innovation and entrepreneurship
Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship Announces Inaugural Cohort of Fellows
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