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Jamison Steeve

Chair – Program Committee

Jamison has spent the last 16 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. 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 a Senior Advisor to Gillian Hadfield at the new Schwartz Reisman Institute for Technology and Society. His portfolio includes Policy, Strategy and Solutions. 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 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.