Atkinson Fellows

Informing Public Policy Decisions

The Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers is an ingenious and inspiring policy innovator, grounded in the realities of working people and their communities. Her mission is to bring a workers’ perspective to the public policy development process — and to help all of us make sense of what’s happening in the economy.

Armine Yalnizyan
Atkinson Fellow on the Future of Workers

Armine Yalnizyan is a leading voice on Canada’s economic scene. Recently serving as senior economic policy advisor to the Deputy Minister of Employment and Social Development Canada, and served on Ministers Freeland and Fortier’s Task Group on Women In The Economy. Armine was senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives’ Inequality Project from 2008 to 2017.

Armine has contributed economics columns for the Globe and Mail’s Economy Lab from 2010 to 2013, and from 2012 to mid-2018 she provided weekly business commentary for CBC Radio’s Metro Morning and CBC TV’s premier business show On The Money (formerly the Lang and O’Leary Exchange). She writes a bi-weekly business column for the Toronto Star.  She is also a frequent contributor to CBC Radio, TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin, BNN’s Bloomberg Markets. You can read her in the Toronto Star, Maclean’s Magazine and This Minute, her newsletter for up-to-the-minute commentary.

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