Bonnie-Jeanne MacDonald, Ph.D. FSA FCIA, is the director of financial security research at the National Institute on Ageing (NIA), Toronto Metropolitan University. She is also a fellow of the Society of Actuaries, a fellow of the Canadian Institute of Actuaries, and the resident scholar at Eckler Ltd.

Her research focuses on the policies and practices needed to address the multiple challenges and opportunities presented by Canada’s aging population. Bringing together leading industry experts and building on academic best practices coupled with innovative ideas, Dr. MacDonald’s work is dedicated to improving retirement financial security for Canadians through practical insights, industry innovations, and government solutions.

She has published academic papers on a wide variety of topics relating to retirement financial security. Her research contributions have received numerous awards and have been adopted by industries and governments, both in Canada and around the world. She is a high-profile speaker at industry and public policy engagements and a frequent voice in Canadian media.