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The Broadbent Institute’s Fellows Program


Image: New fellow Partrick Turmel on the panel "Securing the Next Generation of Social Programs" at Progress Summit 2016.

The Broadbent Institute is pleased to announce the relaunch of the Broadbent Institute’s Fellows Program — an integral part of the Institute’s mission to develop and expand a progressive, social democratic vision for Canada.

The program was created in 2013, in order to convene policy experts and civil society leaders to contribute their ideas and expertise to support the Institute’s research. Fellows will contribute to our blog, participate in our annual Progress Summit, and publish original research through the Institute.

Our Fellows consist of academics, researchers and thought-leaders from across the country, who have demonstrated a commitment to progressive principles and policy reform. They each bring their area of expertise and knowledge to the institute, in the fields of: climate change and environmental protection, anti-racism and anti-Black racism, criminal justice, political theory, Indigenous sovereignty and reconciliation, LGBT and queer studies, and digital media and campaign strategies.

Here are a few of the new Fellows who are joining the Institute:


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Indigenous Children’s Rights Advocate and Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, Cindy Blackstock.



Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and frequent media commentator on policing and justice, Dr. Akwasi Owusu Bempah.



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Assistant Professor of Indigenous Mental Health and Social Policy at the University of Toronto, and policy advisor, Jeffrey Ansloos.


Assistant Professor in the Department of Politics and Social Science at York University, Ethel Tungohan.



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Professeur à la Faculté de philosophie et responsable de l’axe en éthique sociale et économique de l’Institut d’éthique Human Rights Lawyer and member of the National Steering Committee of the National Association of Women and the Law, Anne Levesque.


A full list of our Fellows is available on our website.

In the wake of the rise of regressive right-wing ideas and policies, the Fellows Program will support the integral work of the Institute in developing progressive power and leaders, and to strengthen the legitimacy of our work in pursuit of creating lasting progressive change.  

For inquiries regarding the Broadbent Institute’s Fellow Program please contact: Policy and Research Manager, Brittany Andrew-Amofah at [email protected]