Nisa Malli

Senior Policy Analyst

Nisa Malli is a Senior Policy Analyst 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.

13 Contributions


Nov 14, 2019

An interview with author and podcast host, Charlie Jane Anders, exploring the potential futures of personal technology, climate change and human interaction.
To the Non-Linear Future and Beyond: An Interview with Charlie Jane Anders

Oct 28, 2019

This project examines how personal data is currently being generated, collected and used in order to equip policymakers with a better understanding of current practices and public perceptions.
Into the Dataverse: A snapshot of how personal data is generated, collected, and used in Canada

Sep 23, 2019

Science fiction can offer us entire galaxies of possibility models for the future. In this series, we interview leading science fiction writers about the future of work and the economy.
The Policymaker’s Guide to the Galaxy: What science fiction can teach us about the future of work

Jan 29, 2019

Find out why we’ve assembled a group of leading thinkers to write about building inclusion and equity into the innovation economy
Letter from the editor
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