For more than 50 years, the IRPP has produced rigorous, in-depth research on Canada’s toughest policy challenges. Our team works to bring together the worlds of research and public policy, with the goal of providing evidence, analysis and advice that supports sound decision-making and improves the lives of Canadians. To see where our research is resonating in the academic community, follow us on JSTOR and Google Scholar.


Rachel Samson is a policy research executive with 25 years of experience providing evidence-based policy advice. As vice-president of research at the IRPP, Rachel has directed policy research and analysis relating to Employment Insurance, long-term care, child care, digital-technology adoption and industrial policy. She also led the IRPP’s role as[...]

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Vice-President, Research