Catherine Clasadonte

Research Assistant


  • Public Affairs Research
  • Policy Analysis
  • Communications Writing
  • Legislative and Media Monitoring

Catherine brings sophisticated public policy analysis and research experience to the Counsel team. With a graduate degree in public policy and proven experience in government processes, Catherine understands the importance of thorough research and accurate information in developing impactful strategies for clients.

Prior to joining Counsel, Catherine earned her Master of Public Policy degree from the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy. She completed a co-op work term in the Ontario Cabinet Office with the Ontario Digital Service (ODS), where she contributed to Ontario Data Strategy discussion papers and initiatives focused on emerging technologies and the new skill sets needed in today’s workplace.

As a graduate research associate, Catherine assisted government and non-profit agencies in thinking strategically about government engagement, research and policy-making. Most notably, she contributed to a case study series funded by the Institute of Public Administration of Canada and the Munk School, focusing on digital transformation in the provincial and federal public services.

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ryerson University in addition to her MPP from the Munk School at the University of Toronto, where she earned several scholarships of academic distinction.