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Alyssa Brierley

Executive Director, National Institute on Ageing

Alyssa Brierley is the Executive Director of the National Institute on Ageing (NIA). She is a lawyer and public policy professional with fifteen years of experience at the intersection of law, public policy, advocacy, engagement and governance. Prior to joining the NIA, she served as the Executive Director and General Counsel for the Canadian Centre for Housing Rights (CCHR), Canada’s leading non-profit organization focused on advancing the right to housing. Prior to joining CCHR, Alyssa served as the health, social, justice and labour policy advisor to the President of the Treasury Board of Ontario, and as Director of Policy to the Minister of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure. Alyssa has also worked as a legal research and communications advisor to the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, a lawyer and policy analyst at the Ontario College of Teachers, a Lecturer at Toronto Metropolitan University, and she completed her articles at Torys LLP. Alyssa holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo, a Master’s degree in Political Science from York University, a Juris Doctor from Osgoode Hall Law School, and a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University.


  • Panel A: Intergenerational Inequality and Trust (Saturday, April 13 - 2:30 p.m.)

Alyssa Brierley

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