Andrew Cardozo is a recognized expert on public policy, a columnist, and artist. A think-tank leader, his public policy areas of expertise span Canadian government and politics, multiculturalism, anti-racism, diversity and equity, broadcasting and cultural policy, and skills development especially the future of work.
Mr. Cardozo has been the President of the Pearson Centre for Progressive Policy since 2013. Previously, he was Executive Director of the Alliance of Sector Councils, and the founding President of the Pearson-Shoyama Institute. He has been a columnist for the Toronto Star and Broadcast Dialogue, and since 2014, a regular contributor to the Hill Times with a monthly column on political and communications issues. Earlier in his career, Mr. Cardozo was an adjunct professor at the School of Journalism and Communication at Carleton University and a Commissioner of the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
Mr. Cardozo’s volunteer involvement includes being an adjudicator for the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council. He has also been a board member of the Catholic Centre for Immigrants, YMCA-YWCA of the National Capital Region, Media Awareness Network, the Vancouver-based Institute of Media Arts, Policy and Civil Society and has been active with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ottawa.
Mr. Cardozo has been the recipient of several awards such as the 125th Anniversary of the Confederation of Canada Medal, the Reelworld Film Festival Guardian Angel Award, the Centre de recherche-action sur les relations sociales Annual Award, and Big Brother of the Year.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Political Science from York University and a Master of Arts in Public Administration from Carleton University.