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Jamison Steeve

Secretary, Chair – Program Committee

Jamison has spent almost 20 years working in the public policy arena. He brought a thoughtful and results oriented approach to his role as the Executive Director at the Martin Prosperity Institute and the Institute for Competitiveness and Prosperity, two of Canada's leading think tanks. Jamison was responsible for the day to day operation of both institutes, as well as the development of the strategic plan, communication vehicles and policy agenda. He also spent some time helping Gillian Hadfield establish the Schwartz Reisman Institute at the U of T, with a particular focus on policy solutions. Prior to that, Jamison held a number of high level roles in the provincial government under Premier Dalton McGuinty, including health policy advisor to the Premier, Chief of Staff to the Minister of Health, and Principal Secretary. Some of his policy successes during that time include the implementation of Full Day JK/SK, the significant reduction of surgical wait times and the implementation of the HST.  
 
Currently, Jamison is the Chief Strategy Officer at the YMCA GTA and is responsible for marketing, communications, government relations, information technology, research and evaluation and the implementation of the Y's strategic plan. Jamison also spends time teaching public policy at both the University of Toronto and McGill University. He is a Senior Fellow at the C.D. Howe Institute and a past fellow at the Public Policy Forum and he advises a number of organizations on strategy, policy and implementation. 
 
Jamison holds a B.A. (Honours) and a B.Ed from Queen’s, an LLB from Dalhousie and he is a graduate of the Stanford Graduate School of Business.


Jamison's most important roles continue to be husband to Carolyn and father to Will and Natalie.