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School of Public Policy and Democratic Innovation (SPPDI)

Focusing on Public Policy, Democracy and Civic Engagement

As part of our broader mandate to heighten democratic engagement and promote a truly inclusive democracy, we recognize that people need to have a fuller understanding of public policy, and its relationship to democracy and governance. The School of Public Policy and Democratic Innovation will be true to the university‚Äôs identity as a metropolitan school with a commitment to practical and current experiential education, equity and social justice. The School will bring academic rigour to the analysis of public policy with a focus on the impacts on racialized, low-income, sexual minority groups, Indigenous communities, women, and other intersectional identities.

The School will build on Toronto Metropolitan University's strong community engagement, acclaimed research programmes and centres, and extensive understanding of advocacy work to create a unique and positive impact on public policy and democratic engagement.