Naomi Shuman

Policy and Research Lead
416-961-6611 ext. 136

Naomi has expertise in research and policy which she uses to support the Sussex Federal and Ontario government relations teams and their clients. Naomi uses her well established, evidence-based research skills to synthesize complex information on any topic to inform policy development and policy alternatives. She has on the ground experience in the government policy making process and insight into the government mindset.

Prior to joining Sussex, Naomi held various policy advisor roles with the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the OPS Diversity Office of the Ontario Government. She also worked as a science and technology policy analyst with Environment and Climate Change Canada. In addition, Naomi worked at an Ottawa think-tank providing evidence to inform policy decisions. Her research and analysis products have been used to inform government strategy and the decision-making process.

Before entering the policy sphere, Naomi worked in a research laboratory on immunology and cancer. She contributed to immunology articles published in peer reviewed journals.

Naomi holds a Master of Public Policy from the University of Toronto and a Master of Biomedicine, Bioscience and Society from London School of Economics. She also holds an Honours Bachelor of Science in Genetics from McMaster University.

Analysis: Second Report on Improving Healthcare and Ending Hallway Medicine: “A Healthy Ontario: Building a Sustainable Health Care System”.
The second report from the Premier’s Council to the Premier and Ministers of Health and Long-Term Care was released on June 25, 2019. The report provides advice on how to achieve what it describes as a new vision for health care system centred on the patient that is modern, sustainable and integrated.
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Ford Government Shuffle: What You Need to Know
In a sweeping cabinet shuffle, the scope of which far exceeded anything that most observers expected, Premier Doug Ford unveiled his new front bench today. In what is being described as a “reset” of the Ontario government, Premier Ford has elevated some of his best communicators to more prominent roles.
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The Challenges in Public Funding of Health Care Technologies
With the passing of Health Innovation Week (April 1-5) last month and the recent changes to health care delivery in Ontario, it is useful to discuss the current state of health care technology adoption and the potential impact of changes to the health care environment in Ontario.
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Report & Analysis | Ontario Provincial Budget 2019
Ontario Finance Minister Vic Fedeli tabled the Progressive Conservative government’s first Budget today, unveiling their first annual fiscal plan since being elected in June 2018. As the government holds a comfortable majority of seats in the Legislature, this was the first of four budgets the Ford Government will table.
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Report & Analysis | Federal Government 2019 Budget: "Investing in the Middle Class"
Finance Minister Bill Morneau today released the federal government’s 2019 Budget in the House of Commons. Titled Investing in the Middle Class, the plan is designed to position the Liberal government ahead of the election currently scheduled for October 21, 2019.
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