Public Outreach

Guidance and Advice
  • Prosper Canada and Innovate Financial Health,  Advisory Board Member, Financial Health Accelerator Research Project; to examine the overall venture landscape, accelerator design, end-user needs and market implications of financial technology for financially vulnerable Canadians, 2019-2020
  • ACORN Canada. Methodologist advising Research Project “The Growing Online High Cost Consumer Credit Arena and Its Impact on Lower-Income Consumers” 2019-2020
  • Ontario Region Chiefs General Assembly. Presentation “Funding Formula Options for funding First Nations Child and Family Services” 2019
  • Government of Canada, Department of Canadian Heritage, Presentation and consultation, Workshop on Gender Based Analysis, 2018 
Policy Advocacy
  • Academic Colleague. Council of Ontario Universities, 2020-2022
  • Bank of Canada. Consultation with Deputy Minister Carolyn Wilkins and other senior executives on the mandate of the Bank of Canada, 2019
  • BCFAN “Comments on Payday Loan Cost of Borrowing Review” (PDF) Submission to Ministry of Government and Consumer Services, Government of Ontario on behalf of Members of the Black Creek Financial Action Network (May 2016)
  • BCFAN "Comments on Strengthening Consumer Financial Protection" (PDF) Submission to Government of Ontario, Ministry of Government and Consumer Services on behalf of Members of the Black Creek Financial Action Network (August 2015)
Op Eds
Interviews - TV, Radio, Podcast
  • Podcast: Including Us All – Community-based Financing for Community Capacity Building Interviewers/Producers: Dan Akinbosede and Katie Wei, Length: 1:09:36
  • Pay Day Lending in Ontario David Seglins, CBC Radio
  • The Purpose of Business Panel Member on “The Agenda with Steve Paikin” TVO
  • Financial Bailouts Reporter Havard Gould, CBC Nightly News
  • Socialism for the Rich Host: Andrew Nicol, CBC Weekend
Interviews - Print media
  • Eddie Chau “Pandemic threatens to put some deeply in debt: Expert” Post Media (Toronto Sun, Calgary Sun etc) May 1, 2020 https://torontosun.com/news/local-news/unstable-income-during-pandemic-can-cause-stress-on-finances-expert
  • Linda White “Opening Doors to University” Toronto Sun - Continuing Education February 4, 2018
  • Canada learns from Bangladesh how to tackle poverty Alia Dharssi, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Nov 12, 2013; Reprinted in The Daily Ittefaq (Dhakka India) Nov 12, 2013
  • Youth and 2015 Ontario provincial budget Alex Kvaskov, Excalibur 20 May 2015, p.3