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Century Initiative Announces National Expert Panel

February 17, 2021

Mark Wiseman, Chair of the Board of Directors for Century Initiative (CI), is pleased to announce Century Initiative's new National ExpertPanel.

“We are pleased to announce the appointment of 20 experts to Century Initiative’s new NationalExpert Panel. Members are leading practitioners and academics with subject matter expertise in one or more of CenturyInitiative’s focus areas: immigration, early childhood support, employment and entrepreneurship, education, and urban development and infrastructure, saidMark Wiseman. “The Expert Panel will play an important role in informingCentury Initiative’s annual agenda-setting and policy and practice-change efforts. We are looking forward to working with them towards our shared goal of long-term prosperity for Canada.” 

Members of Century Initiative’s Expert Panel include:

  • Agapi Gessesse, Executive Director of CEE Centre for Young Black Professionals
  • Alastair MacFadden, Executive-in-Residence/ Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of PublicPolicy/ University of Regina
  • Andrea Doucet, Canada ResearchChair in Gender, Work & Care/ Professor of Sociology and Women’s & Gender Studies at Brock University/ AdjunctResearch Professor in Sociology at Carleton University
  • Andrew Parkin, Executive Director of the Environics Institute for Survey Research
  • Anna Triandafyllidou, Canada ExcellenceResearch Chair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University
  • Craig Alexander, Chief Economist,Deloitte Canada
  • Daniel Rubinstein, Director of Policy & Research at the Federation of Canadian Municipalities
  • Dawn Madahbee Leach, Vice-Chair - National Indigenous EconomicDevelopment, General Manager of the Waubetek Business Development Corporation
  • Howard Duncan, Executive Head, Metropolis Project, Carleton University
  • Jaxson Khan, Senior Growth Manager at Fable
  • Kareem El-Assal, Director of Policy & Digital Strategy at CanadaVisa
  • Martha Friendly, Founder and Executive Director of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit
  • Mary Rowe, President and CEO, The Canadian Urban Institute
  • Matthew Mendelsohn, SeniorAdvisor, Boston Consulting Group/ Visiting Professor, Ryerson University
  • Maximilian Seunik, CEO of Young Diplomats of Canada
  • Naomi Alboim, Senior Policy Fellow at the Canada Excellence ResearchChair in Migration and Integration at Ryerson University/Distinguished Fellow at the School of PolicyStudies at Queen’sUniversity
  • Pedro Barata, Executive Director,Future Skills Centre
  • Sara Austin, Founder and CEO, ChildrenFirst Canada
  • Stephen Atkinson, Senior Vice President at Marsh Canada Ltd.
  • Susan Black, CEO of the Conference Board of Canada