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Canada’s platform for bold policies and better leaders.

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Our name means ‘raised platform.’

A dais (day-es) is a place that illuminates the people on it.
And it reminds us that real change only happens when we lift new voices and ideas.


Join our team as Partnerships Manager, and help us grow our impact as Canada’s platform for bold policies and better leaders. We’re looking for an entrepreneurial leader and collaborator who brings a broad network and proven experience developing strong cross-sector relationships.
Social media platforms have, in many ways, become a new public square, where people in Canada and around the world connect and engage in society and our democracy. Increasingly, though, the platforms and their algorithms have also been weaponized by ill-intentioned actors to spread conspiracy theories and extremism, and to target marginalized people with hate and harassment.
The Dais is a public policy and leadership institute at Toronto Metropolitan University, a union of the Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (BII+E) and the Leadership Lab. Launched in 2023, the Dais connects people to the ideas and power we need to build a more inclusive, innovative, and prosperous Canada.

What we work on

Tackling the biggest challenges facing Canada.

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Innovation and Tech

Growing a more inclusive economy and lasting prosperity through innovation, while harnessing technology responsibly.

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Education and Skills

Ensuring that our education and training systems are equitably preparing Canadians to thrive in a changing world.

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Democracy and Trust

Better equipping a broader set of leaders to advance positive policy change and rebuild trust in public institutions.

All public purpose institutions must address both reconciliation with Indigenous peoples and the existential threat of climate change. For us, these cross-cutting topics influence everything we do.

What we do

Bold ideas + deliberate action = impact.

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Policy and research

Lead in-depth, applied policy research and analysis that informs and inspires action on the most urgent challenges facing Canada.

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Leadership development

Equip leaders, and aspiring leaders, with the knowledge and skills they need to make positive change in their organizations, institutions and communities.

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Community-building and convening

Connect people to thousands of others who are working together to build a more inclusive, innovative and prosperous Canada.