Senior Policy and Research Analyst
Brittany is a public policy professional based in Toronto. She is currently the Senior Policy and Research Analyst at the Broadbent Institute, where she is responsible for assisting with setting the research and policy direction of the organization, and managing the Broadbent Institute’s Fellow Program. With an expertise in applying policy principles to matters of Canada’s most pressing public affairs, Brittany is regularly sought out to provide research, analysis and consultation services with a focus on creating a more socially progressive Canada.
Since graduating from the program, Brittany has become a frequent policy and public affairs speaker and commentator on income inequality, affordable housing, democratic renewal, the politics of Canadian multiculturalism and climate justice. She is a regular guest on CBC News and has appeared on several Canadian public affairs media programs, including Power & Politics/Sunday Scrum. Her commentary has also been featured in the Globe and Mail, TVO and the Toronto Star, among other major newspapers and broadcast networks.
Prior to joining the Broadbent Institute, Brittany was on the policy team at the Maytree Foundation where her work focused on researching various poverty reduction strategies. She is also a former Program Manager at Harmony Movement, where she delivered diversity, equity and anti-racism training to students, educators and non-profits across Ontario; a constituency assistant to Councillor Janet Davis and has worked many years in Toronto’s homelessness and housing sector.
In addition to a Masters of Political Management from Carleton University, she holds an Hons. BA in Social Sciences from York University.
“The Masters of Political Management program augmented my already acquired research, writing, policy and analytical skills in a way that has deepened my ability to progressively leverage institutions and agents of Canadian politics to produce and advocate for better outcomes for our society’s most disadvantaged communities. Riddell offers a rigorous and dynamic mix of academic and professional education and training that is practical and suitable for anyone interested in pursuing a career in public affairs, political management and/or public policy development. It is especially valuable for individuals seeking to pursue social justice as a policy professional coming from a community that is historically disadvantaged on the basis of race, gender, class, and other intersectional identities.”
Last Revision: 24 April 2019