About the PIF

What is the Policy Insights Forum?

The Policy Insights Forum (PIF) is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a commitment to facilitating meaningful Canadian public policy discussions regarding national defence, international relations, emergent disruptive technologies, climate change, and the economy.

Inside the Forum

The Policy Insights Forum (PIF) helps improve public policy and decision-making through independent research, analysis, and engagement. The PIF is committed to facilitating meaningful public discourse on strategic over-the-horizon issues of importance to Canada and the world.

Critical Challenges: The PIF helps find policy solutions to challenging problems of critical importance to the public.

Commitment to Education: The PIF operates an independent Fellowship Program dedicated to Public Policy literacy and engagement at the university graduate level in Canada. Our commitment to education means that we are helping to shape and inspire the next generation of Policy Leaders at the forefront of innovation and academic excellence.

Policy Research & Analysis

We provide independent and in-depth policy research and analysis. Our research provides decision makers with strategic fact-based support in a variety of areas to assist government bodies, private sector organizations and other stakeholder groups improve policy decision-making.

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Advancing Future Policy

We work with scholars and leaders who wish to share their in-depth research, nonpartisan policy analysis, and original perspectives on strategic policy matters. In addition to our Forum, we issue publications, organize roundtable discussions and other sponsored events in Canada and abroad.

We also partner with associations, policy think‐tanks, the media and government organizations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.
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Executive Director

"As the Executive Director of Policy Insights Forum, I believe we are only as strong as the company we keep. After a few years with this organization, I am confident that we are surrounded by the best people dedicated to facilitating meaningful public discourse on strategic horizon issues of importance to Canada and the world."

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PIF Impact


The Policy Insights Forum (PIF) is a significant force in Canada’s public and private policy discourse, making impactful strides in a variety of ways.

The PIF’s programming offers diverse thought-provoking conferences, insightful discussions, and interactive events that bring together thought leaders from different sectors. This collaborative platform fosters the exchange of ideas, perspectives, and knowledge, helping to inform and influence policy direction. In doing so, the PIF programming has transformed the national policy dialogue into a dynamic, inclusive, and evidence-based discourse that enhances understanding and decision-making in various critical issues.

One of the most significant impacts of the PIF is its youth and leadership development programs. Through these initiatives, PIF is shaping the next generation of Canadian leaders, providing them with essential knowledge, skills, and opportunities to engage in policy-making. These programs stimulate intellectual growth and cultivate a deep sense of civic responsibility among the youth. By investing in the potential of young minds, the PIF is essentially ensuring the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of Canada’s policy development.

Furthermore, PIF’s industry engagement initiatives serve as a bridge between private sector insights and public policy development. The PIF collaborates with a wide range of industry stakeholders, facilitating meaningful dialogue, partnerships, and information exchange. This approach has been instrumental in aligning policy direction with industry trends and market realities, thereby enhancing the effectiveness and relevance of policy initiatives.

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Executive Team

Our Executive Team at Policy Insights Forum is in charge of the daily operations at our head office located in Ottawa, Canada.

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Research Associates and Policy Fellows

Our Research Associates and Policy Fellows are distinguished Canadian Leaders in academia, industry and government who have been brought together to provide research, policy recommendations, and analysis on a full range of public policy issues, including defence, national security, technology, and the economy.

What is the Policy Insights Forum?

The Policy Insights Forum is a non-partisan, non-profit organization with a commitment to facilitating meaningful Canadian public policy discussions regarding national defence, international relations, emergent disruptive technologies, climate change, and the economy.

Inside the Forum

The Policy Insights Forum (PIF) helps improve public policy and decision-making through independent research, analysis, and engagement. The PIF is committed to facilitating meaningful public discourse on strategic over-the-horizon issues of importance to Canada and the world.

Critical Challenges: The PIF helps find policy solutions to challenging problems of critical importance to the public.

Commitment to Education: The PIF operates an independent Fellowship Program dedicated to Public Policy literacy and engagement at the university graduate level in Canada. Our commitment to education means that we are helping to shape and inspire the next generation of Policy Leaders at the forefront of innovation and academic excellence.

Advancing Future Policy

We work with scholars and leaders who wish to share their in-depth research, nonpartisan policy analysis, and original perspectives on strategic policy matters. In addition to our Forum, we issue publications, organize roundtable discussions and other sponsored events in Canada and abroad.

We also partner with associations, policy think‐tanks, the media and government organizations in Canada, the U.S. and around the world.
Show me upcoming events

Policy Research & Analysis

We provide independent and in-depth policy research and analysis. Our research provides decision makers with strategic fact-based support in a variety of areas to assist government bodies, private sector organizations and other stakeholder groups improve policy decision-making.

Contact our research team

PIF Impact

The Policy Insights Forum (PIF) is a significant force in Canada’s public and private policy discourse, making impactful strides in a variety of ways.

The PIF’s programming offers diverse thought-provoking conferences, insightful discussions, and interactive events that bring together thought leaders from different sectors. This collaborative platform fosters the exchange of ideas, perspectives, and knowledge, helping to inform and influence policy direction. In doing so, the PIF programming has transformed the national policy dialogue into a dynamic, inclusive, and evidence-based discourse that enhances understanding and decision-making in various critical issues.

One of the most significant impacts of the PIF is its youth and leadership development programs. Through these initiatives, PIF is shaping the next generation of Canadian leaders, providing them with essential knowledge, skills, and opportunities to engage in policy-making. These programs stimulate intellectual growth and cultivate a deep sense of civic responsibility among the youth. By investing in the potential of young minds, the PIF is essentially ensuring the long-term sustainability and effectiveness of Canada’s policy development.

Furthermore, PIF’s industry engagement initiatives serve as a bridge between private sector insights and public policy development. The PIF collaborates with a wide range of industry stakeholders, facilitating meaningful dialogue, partnerships, and information exchange. This approach has been instrumental in aligning policy direction with industry trends and market realities, thereby enhancing the effectiveness and relevance of policy initiatives

MEET OUR

Research Associates and Policy Fellows

Our Research Associates and Policy Fellows are distinguished Canadian Leaders in academia, industry and government who have been brought together to provide research, policy recommendations, and analysis on a full range of public policy issues, including defence, national security, technology, and the economy.

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