- Research Coordinator, Senior Research Associate
- B.A. (Hons), Bachelor of Arts (Economics), University of Toronto, 1982.
- Masters of Industrial Relations, University of Toronto, 1987.
- Phone: (416) 946-8607
- Fax: (416) 978-7072
Andrew Mitchell has been a professional social policy researcher for 15 years and has been a Program Director at the Social Planning Council of Metropolitan Toronto (now the Community Social Planning Council of Toronto) since 1990. He has extensive expertise in quantitative and qualitative research, policy analysis, advocacy and public education, and possesses an in-depth knowledge of topics such as fiscal policy, welfare reform, workfare, income security (particularly child benefits and pension policy) and unemployment. He has conducted research on poverty, the declining economic status of younger families and income security programs such as social assistance. He served on the Low-income Relief Working Group of the Ontario Fair Tax Commission and has published commentaries on Ontario's income tax reductions. Most recently he was the coordinator of the Workfare Watch Project which has produced the only evaluation of the Ontario Works program yet undertaken.