Nisa Malli is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Brookfield Institute for Innovation + Entrepreneurship, where she leads research at the intersection of technology, innovation-driven economies, and socio-economic inclusion. She brings a social policy and social services lens to the institute, having worked on employment and training, poverty reduction, and other issues for the federal and municipal governments and the nonprofit sector.
Nisa was part of the team that started the Privy Council Office’s Impact and Innovation Unit, a policy lab at the heart of the federal government, and is a former advisor to the Deputy Ministers’ Committee on Policy Innovation. In 2016-2017 she was a City of Toronto Urban Fellow, working on skills training and job-readiness programs for social assistance recipients and improving access to housing. Prior to joining the public service, she ran digital literacy programming for seniors, newcomers, and job seekers.
She holds an MA in Public and International Affairs from the University of Ottawa, researching open government and digital citizen engagement, and a BFA in Writing from the University of Victoria.
For consultation work and potential collaborations, contact her by email.