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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.

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The promise of artificial intelligence has long been its potential to make an economy more productive, increasing wages and living standards for all. For Canada to realize these benefits and remain competitive with our global peers, we will need to …
Learn how to successfully create change in your community from some of Canada’s best policy leaders alongside other, inspiring change-makers.
Ontario’s Blue-Ribbon Panel on Postsecondary Financial Sustainability provided thoughtful, utilitarian advice to the government for shoring up university and college finances in the near-term. But with postsecondary education in the midst of profound and longer-term changes, did this moment actually …
We’re hiring! Join the Dais as a Policy and Research Intern or a Marketing and Communications Intern this summer. Apply by Tuesday, February 20, 2024.

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.