Katherine Scott

Senior Researcher, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives

Gender equality, social policy, income security, poverty, non profit sector


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Katherine Scott is a Senior Researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and serves as the director for its gender equality and public policy program. She has worked in the community sector as a researcher, writer, and advocate over the past 20 years, writing on a range of issues from social policy, to inequality, to funding for nonprofits. Scott has served as Vice President of Research at the Canadian Council on Social Development (CCSD) for several years and, in recent years, has produced research and analysis for organizations such as Prosper Canada, Volunteer Canada, Capacity Canada, Pathways to Education Canada, and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. She holds degrees in political science and environmental studies from Queen’s University and York University.


  • gender equality
  • social policy
  • income security
  • poverty
  • nonprofit sector