Sunil Johal

Vice President, Public Policy

Sunil has held senior executive and policy roles at all levels of government. Most recently, he led transition activities for Employment and Social Development Canada in an Assistant Deputy Minister-level role. Previously, Sunil was Policy Director at the University of Toronto’s Mowat Centre from 2012 to 2019, where he established himself as a thought leader on issues such as the future of work and the implications of disruptive technologies. In 2019 he chaired the Expert Panel on Modern Labour Standards for the federal Minister of Labour. In 2022, he was named to an expert panel advising the Ontario government on the development of a portable benefits scheme for non-standard workers.

Sunil currently serves as the David and Ann Wilson Professor in Public Policy and Society at Victoria College, University of Toronto. He is also a Fellow at the Public Policy Forum and Brookfield Institute. He has contributed expert commentary and advice to a range of organizations and media outlets, including the G-20, World Economic Forum, Brookings Institution, Globe and Mail, Toronto Star, the CBC, The Washington Post, The Guardian and the OECD.