Kris Erickson

Senior R&D Associate


Kris Erickson, PhD, is BHER's Senior Research Associate, bringing over 10 years of experience as an applied social researcher and educational leader in postsecondary education, youth employment policy, and cross-sector partnership building in community and cultural development. He has provided research, strategic planning, and evaluation expertise to partners including ArtWorksTO (the Neighbourhood Arts Network / Toronto Arts Foundation), POV Film, the City of Toronto (Youth Development Unit, Social Development, Finance and Administration), D&D Inclusion Consulting, and WorkInCulture. He is a Metcalf Foundation Toronto Sector Skills and Aspen Institute Economic Opportunities Fellow (2018–2019), a former Research Associate for the Ontario Centre for Workforce Innovation (OCWI-COIE), and a sessional lecturer at Toronto Metropolitan University, where he has taught courses on qualitative research design, academic writing, and career and professional development.