Brittany Andrew-Amofah is the Policy and Research Manager at the Broadbent Institute where she is responsible for setting the research and policy direction of the organization, and managing the Broadbent Institute’s Fellow Program. She also provides regular progressive political commentary to CBC News, CPAC and others.
Brittany’s work focuses on bridging the world of policy, politics and social justice. She works to provide accessible political information that enables others to feel motivated and empowered to become involved in the political process. Her primary focus in on engaging those who’ve been excluded and disenfranchised from the Canadian political system due to system racism, colonization and the concentration of power. She actively works to challenge these system in order to create a better, more social democratic society.
Most recently, she was on the policy team at the Maytree Foundation where her work focused on researching various poverty reduction strategies. She is also a former Program Manager at Harmony Movement, where she delivered diversity and equity training to students, educators and non-profits across Ontario; and a constituency assistant to Councillor Janet Davis.
Brittany currently sits on the board of the Urban Alliance on Race Relations and volunteers with Operation Black Vote — an organization working to increase the representation of African Canadians in all levels of government.
Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts with honours in Social Sciences in the stream of Social Policy and Equity from York University and holds a Master’s in Political Management from Carleton University.