Sheila Block is a senior economist with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Sheila’s research focuses on labour markets, public finance, and inequality. She has worked as both a political advisor and a public servant in the Ontario government. Sheila’s work in the labour movement included pensions and benefit negotiations across the country as well as policy development and advocacy on pension legislation and regulation.

Sheila is a former member of the Board of the Canada-Wide Industrial Pension Plan and of the Central Toronto Community Health Centre. She currently serves as a member of the board of the My65+ Retirement Savings Plan.

Sheila earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics (Honours) from the University of British Columbia and a Master’s degree in Economics from the University of Toronto.