Nisa Malli

Work Stream Manager, Innovative + Inclusive Economy

Nisa Malli is a Work Stream Manager, Innovative + Inclusive Economy with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, where she leads research at the intersection of technology, labour, economic growth, and inequality. She brings a social policy and social services lens to the institute, having worked on employment and training, poverty reduction, and other issues for the federal and municipal governments and the nonprofit sector.

Nisa was part of the team that started the Privy Council Office’s Impact and Innovation Unit, a policy lab at the heart of the federal government, and was an advisor to the Deputy Ministers’ Committee on Policy Innovation. In 2016-2017 she was a City of Toronto Urban Fellow, working on skills training and job-readiness programs for social assistance recipients and improving access to housing. Prior to joining the public service, she ran digital literacy programming for seniors, newcomers, and job seekers.

She holds an MA in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa, researching open government and digital citizen engagement, and a BFA in Writing from the University of Victoria.

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Jan 20, 2021

This report analyzes Toronto's home internet and device access, quality, affordability, and usage, during pandemic closures of businesses, schools, and community organizations.
Mapping Toronto’s Digital Divide

Nov 19, 2020

From freelancers to internationally competitive firms, this report explores the state of creative entrepreneurship and its vital role in Canada’s innovation economy.
A Portrait of Creative Entrepreneurship and the Creative Economy in Canada

Nov 19, 2020

Des travailleurs autonomes aux entreprises compétitives à l’échelle internationale, le présent rapport explore l’état actuel de l’entrepreneuriat créatif
Portrait des entrepreneurs et de l’entrepreneuriat créatifs au Canada

Sep 24, 2020

Sharing lessons from our pilot program, which tested a model for delivering accessible digital literacy and coding programs in libraries and community spaces across Ontario
Plugging In: Empowering communities to ensure digital literacy access for youth
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