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Human Capital Policy Council

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Canada’s human capital challenges are receiving increasing attention from policymakers, businesses and the general public. Education, skills development, immigration, advancing technology, income support and the functioning of the labour market are shaping economic growth and the prosperity of Canadians. Further, whatever success Canada has enjoyed in terms of generating opportunities overall, our economy would benefit from better outcomes among parts of the population – including indigenous peoples, women, new residents, people with disabilities, and others – that have not shared as fully as they could in societal gains. Better public policies would allow individuals greater opportunity to build their skills and utilize new innovations to reach their full potential.

The C.D. Howe Institute’s Human Capital Policy Council is composed of leading experts from the public sector, business and academia, who help guide the program. Its role is to support and advise the Institute’s research and events forming the Human Capital Policy Program, and through it foster better human capital policy in Canada.

Co-Chairs

Kathleen Taylor
Kathleen Taylor
Chair, RBC Board of Directors
Neil Yeates
Neil Yeates
Former Deputy Minister, Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Members

Alejandro Adem
Alejandro Adem
CEO and Scientific Director, Mitacs
Virginia Brailey
Vice-President, Marketing and Strategy, ADP Canada
Ross Finnie
School of Public and International Affairs, University of Ottawa
Helena Gottschling
Chief Human Resources Officer, RBC
Aliza Lakhani
Aliza Lakhani
CEO and Regional Dean, Toronto Campus, Northeastern University
Stephen Liptrap
President and CEO, Morneau Shepell

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