Policy Advisory Council

The goal of the Policy and Knowledge Mobilization Advisory Council is to help establish a national voice for The Learning Partnership in the areas of educational research, policy development and knowledge mobilization.
The Council is a coalition of people from different sectors and is based on the belief that ‘education is everybody’s business’ and that the quality of our public education system directly impacts Canada`s prosperity and future. The Council speaks on behalf of business, parents, labour, government and education. It is a non-partisan forum through which members can voice their goals and policy recommendations and provide advice on the major issues that drive the education debate.


  • Ms. Judith Andrew
    Commissioner (Employers)
    Human Resources and Skills Development
    Government of Canada
  • Dr. Fiona Blaikie
    Faculty of Education
    Brock University
  • Dr. Carol Campbell (Chair)
    Associate Professor, Leadership and Educational Change
    Educational Administration Program, Theory and Policy Studies
    Ontario Institute for Studies in Education
    University of Toronto
  • Dr. Paul Favaro
    Adjunct Professor
    Faculty of Education and Department of Administrative Studies
    York University
  • Dr. Usha George
    Professor & Dean
    Faculty of Community Services
    Ryerson University
  • Gerri Gershon
    Toronto District School Board
  • Ms. Beth Oakes
    Managing Partner
    The Oakes Group
  • Chantal C. Beaulieu
    Executive Director
    Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
  • Mr. Eric Roher
    Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Dr. Enid Slack
    Institute on Municipal Finance and Governance
    University of Toronto
  • Ms. Linda White
    Vice President
    Global Performance & Learning
  • Dr. Zahra Bhanji
    Office of the Vice-Principal Research
    University of Toronto Scarborough
  • Maria Yau
    Research Coordinator
    Toronto District School Board
  • Marina Vanayan
    Senior Coordinator
    Educational Research
    Toronto Catholic District School Board
For more information, contact:

Gen-Ling Chang
Director, Research & Equity
647 252 3581