Sessional Lecturer and 2011-12 Ontario Public Service Visiting Fellow
Brad Graham is a Fellow at the School of Public Policy and Governance and a Consultant in Public Policy. An economist, Brad spent 25 years in the Ontario Public Service in a variety of leadership positions. His areas of expertise include growth planning, health care policy and fiscal policy. He teaches a course in Public Policy Development which gives students the opportunity to learn the policy process in a realistic and dynamic environment.
In his position as the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ontario Growth Secretariat, with the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure he has provided leadership for the government’s award-winning Places to Grow initiative including the development and implementation of the Growth Plans for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and for Northern Ontario. He has held other senior positions with the Ontario Public Service, including at the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care, the Premier’s Council on Health, and the Ministry of Finance.
Leading the Ontario Growth Secretariat since its inception, their work has received national and international acclaim through numerous awards including the American Planning Association’s Daniel Burnham Award, an Award for Planning Excellence from the Canadian Institute of Planners, the first ever Leonard Gertler Award of Distinction from the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and the Canadian Urban Institute’s 2008 Urban Leadership Award. Brad has also been awarded Ontario’s Amethyst Award for excellence in public service.
Topics in Public Policy: Policy Development
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