Research and Curriculum Advisory Committee

The Canadian Poverty Institute gratefully acknowledges the following individuals who serve on the Research and Curriculum Advisory Committee to guide the work of the Institute.


  • Dr. Jo-Ann Badley

Dean, Faculty of Theology

Ambrose University


  • Jean Dube

Aboriginal Student Advisor

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, Calgary

  • Karen Hamilton

General Secretary

The Canadian Council of Churches, Ottawa


  • Mark Holmgren

Director, Vibrant Communities

Tamarack Institute for Community Engagement


  • Megan Hooft

Deputy Director

Canada Without Poverty, Ottawa


  • Gisela Kwok

Director, Strategic Policy

Government of Alberta, Alberta Human Services


  • Ruth MacDonald

Program Associate

Community Sector Council of Newfoundland


  • Darlene O’Leary

Socio-Economic Policy Analyst

Citizens for Public Justice, Ottawa


  • Dr. John Rook

Director of Programs and Strategic Initiatives

Mustard Seed, Calgary