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Darren Touch
Research Associate
Darren Touch

Policy, research, analysis and stakeholder engagement

With a background in public policy, Darren has extensive knowledge and experience in governance and policy development in the public and private sectors.

Darren is a Research Associate at Nordicity, offering a wide range of experience and expertise in policy and regulation, research, analysis, communications, and stakeholder engagement. He has covered a broad range of sectors and issues, including arts and culture, energy, Indigenous relations, infrastructure, foreign affairs, environment, technology, trade, and business.

Prior to Nordicity, Darren has worked for the public, private and non-governmental sectors in Canada and abroad (Cambodia and China). He has worked with the Government of Canada (Natural Resources Canada, Global Affairs Canada, Public Works and Government Services Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada), the Public Policy Forum, TD Bank Financial Group, the Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia, and the U.S. State Department. 

Darren is a TD Scholar for Community Leadership (2012), and a Schwarzman Scholar (2019).


  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Political Science and Public Administrations – Magna Cumma Laude, University of Ottawa
  • Master of Public Policy and Global Affairs, University of British Columbia (April 2019)

Nordicity is a leading international consulting firm providing private and public-sector clients with solutions for Economic Analysis, Strategy and Business, and Policy and Regulation across four priority sectors: arts, culture and heritage; digital and creative media; information and communication technologies (ICTs) and innovation; and, telecommunications and spectrum. With offices in Ottawa (HQ), Toronto, Vancouver and London, UK Nordicity is ideally placed to assist our clients to succeed in the rapidly evolving global markets.