Canada 2020 announces new Advisory Board

Canada 2020 has announced today the nine public policy leaders who will serve as its Advisory Board for 2023-24, focused on innovative policy solutions for Canada’s future and a better world. The Advisory Board is chaired by Mark Carney, United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change and Finance, and former Governor of the Bank of Canada and the Bank of England. 

“Profound forces are re-shaping geo-politics, the economy, energy, health care, and intelligence itself.  How these changes will affect the jobs, prospects and well-being of Canadians depends on us,” said Mark Carney, Chair of Canada 2020’s Advisory Board. “Nowhere in the world can match what Canada brings to the table: our people, resources, ingenuity, and values. The extraordinary group of leaders in Canada 2020’s Advisory Board will help generate innovative ideas and spark debates about how to seize this once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a better future for all Canadians.”

The Advisory Board brings together a cross-section of leaders to help generate the ideas and infrastructure needed for Canada to confront the intersecting challenges facing today’s world and start new conversations about forward-looking Canadian public policy priorities. With today’s announcement, the 2023-24 Advisory Board will include:

Mark Carney (Chair)

UN Special Envoy for Climate Action and Finance; Former Governor of the Bankof Canada and the Bank of England; Chair of Brookfield Asset Management and Head of Transition Investing

Michael Wernick

Former Clerk of the Privy Council of Canada; Jarislowsky Chair of Public Sector Management at the University of Ottawa

Sarah Goodman

Former Director of Policy and Senior Advisor, Climate Action and Sustainable Economy, for the Prime Minister of Canada; Partner and Associate Director, Climate and Sustainability, BCG Consulting Group

Jean Boivin

Head of the Blackrock Investment Institute, Former Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada

Supriya Dwivedi

Director of Policy and Engagement – Centre for Media, Technology, and Democracy at McGill’s Max Bell School

Mark Podlasly

Chief Sustainability Officer, First Nations Major Projects Coalition

Eme Onuoha 

Managing Director, Global Public Affairs, CPP Investments

Jennifer Welsh

Canada 150 Research Chair in Global Governance & Security, and Director, Centre for International Peace and Security Studies; McGill University

Mike Moffatt

Senior Director, Policy and Innovation at the Smart Prosperity Institute; Former Chief Innovation Fellow for the Government of Canada; and Founding Director of the PLACE Centre

The main areas of policy focus will include: 

  • Promoting growth for all, 
  • Accelerating the transition to net-zero, 
  • Advancing economic reconciliation, 
  • Driving innovation for health, and 
  • Building government that delivers.

“These new Advisory Board members bring together a remarkable array of proven Canadian public policy leaders at a key moment to help shape a fairer, greener, and more prosperous future,” said Braeden Caley, Interim Executive Chair of Canada 2020. “Canada 2020 has a long track record of helping generate bold and impactful progressive policy solutions. This accomplished group of proven leaders will begin an exciting new chapter in our work together to shape a better Canada and a better world.”

Founded in 2006, Canada 2020 is a leading independent non-partisan think tank that produces original research, hosts wide-ranging events, and starts meaningful conversations about Canada’s direction, with the goal of building a forward-looking community of ideas and people that will move and shape governments.