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Building knowledge and skills for policy change

Our mission is to inspire action on Canada’s most pressing civic challenges by creating policy intelligence and connecting people to power.

Dais Learning programs are designed to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to better understand how to influence policy change in Canada, and to act on current and emergent issues facing Canadians.

Programs are suitable for all learners with an interest in a topic. No prior education or experience is required for most programs.

Through online, in-class and destination programs, and access to subject-matter experts and leaders who are active in the field, you will gain a practical understanding of rapidly advancing fields, including digital technology, innovation, education and climate policy.

What we offer

Flexible learning experiences for all types of learners.


Group-based learning experiences

Fellows examine multiple concepts as a cohort, which can be applied to real-world issues. Fellows also lead a self-designed project from idea to implementation.

Individual posts (non-academic)

Fellows are selected based on having advanced expertise in a subject area, and their ability to make an exceptional contribution in that subject area.


Learners gain practical skills and tools, rather than study theory.

Level up and achieve your professional goals with access to leading experts in fields such as campaign organizing, political communications, and Canadian public policy.

Microcredential Programs

Shorter courses that build in-demand skills or competencies to advance professional capabilities in high-growth fields.

Learners are recognized with a certificate to showcase new skills and knowledge to help advance their career.