Alison Loat - Board Member

Alison Loat is the co-founder of Samara, a non-partisan charity dedicated to reconnecting citizens to politics, and the co-author of the #1 best-selling book Tragedy in the Commons. Samara’s work was used to develop federal legislation on democratic reform, improve politics curricula, the orientation of newly elected MPs and initiatives to improve citizens’ participation in politics.

Previously a consultant at McKinsey & Co., Alison is an active volunteer and also teaches at the University of Toronto’s School of Public Policy and Governance. She is a graduate of Queen’s University and the Harvard Kennedy School, and has received several awards for public service leadership (including the Queen’s Gold and Diamond Jubilee Medals) and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.