Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives announces new Executive Director

April 14, 2016

OTTAWA—The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) is pleased to announce the appointment of Peter Bleyer as its new Executive Director.

“We are excited to welcome Peter to the CCPA,” says CCPA President Larry Brown. “Peter brings leadership and energy to the Centre and has worked to advance progressive policy in Canada for many years.”

Peter has extensive experience leading the growth and development of organizations engaged in progressive policy work and has been a public spokesperson on a wide range of policy issues. He was most recently Special Advisor to the Professional Institute of the Public Service (PIPSC), where he was instrumental in efforts to defend science and evidence-based policy making in the federal public service.

Bleyer was previously President of the Canadian Council for Social Development (CCSD), where he led a broad program of social policy research, outreach and engagement, and Executive Director of the Council of Canadians during a period of dramatic growth and high profile action. He has also served on the Board of Directors of a number of environmental and community organizations, including as Chair of the Board of Directors of Greenpeace Canada. Peter holds a PhD from the London School of Economics (LSE).

“I’ve joined the CCPA because I’m convinced its work is more important than ever. The Centre’s work is essential to making real progress on income inequality and climate justice, to defending public services and jobs, to promoting equality and so much more,” says Bleyer. “I look forward to working with our partners and supporters to build on the CCPA’s record of achievement and take on new challenges.”

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives is is an independent, non-partisan research institute concerned with issues of social, economic and environmental justice. Founded in 1980, the CCPA is one of Canada’s leading progressive voices in public policy debates.


For more information contact Kerri-Anne Finn, CCPA Director of Communications, at 613-563-1341 x306.