Elaine Lam

Elaine Lam

Chief of Research, Education & Inclusion
The Conference Board of Canada

Elaine Lam is the Chief of Research for two Knowledge Areas at The Conference Board of Canada, including Education and Skills, and Inclusion. Under Elaine’s leadership, the Board will be expanding the breadth and reach of these areas by supporting the Future Skills Centre and by driving equity and diversity initiatives further to support socioeconomic inclusion.

Dr. Elaine Lam, ICD.D. has extensive experience working with and for provincial and federal government agencies, school boards and post-secondary institutions. Prior to joining CBoC, Elaine was Executive Director, Business Development and Strategic Planning at The G. Raymond Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University. She is currently serving on the Board of Directors for Kids Code Jeunesse and is a Research Review Committee Member at the Dr. Eric Jackman Institute of Child Study, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education.

When Elaine is not working on the next education and skills, or inclusion research initiative, you may find her spending time with her three young kids or enjoying a ballet performance. As a patron of the arts, Elaine has a passion for ballet, poetry, and visual arts.

Elaine holds a B.Ed., and B.A. Hons from Queen’s University, a M.Sc. in Comparative and International Education from the University of Oxford, and she obtained a Ph.D. in Education Studies from Bath Spa University, jointly supervised with the University of Oxford.

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