Meghan Joy

Professeure adjointe au Département de sciences politiques de l'Université Concordia

Meghan Joy has an M.Sc. in Planning, a PhD in Policy Studies and is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at Concordia University. Her research interests include the politics of population aging, theories and practice of progressive politics and policy in cities, and the shifting policy role of the nonprofit sector. These topics are combined in Meghan’s ongoing research, which examines the ways in which municipalities and nonprofit actors develop and implement the Age Friendly City program in Canada’s largest urban centres (Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver). Meghan is also interested in the role and capacities of municipal and nonprofit actors to action Sanctuary City policies and is currently researching this topic (with Dr. Paquet, Dr. Shields, Dr. Hudson and Dr. Atak) through the BMRC-IRMU Project. ​


Téléphone: 514-848-2424 ext. 2156


Various topics related to urban politics and policy, aging policy, and changing state-nonprofit sector relations.

  • Joy, M. (2018). "Problematizing the Age Friendly Cities and Communities Program in Toronto", Journal of Aging Studies. 47-49-56.
  • Joy, M., Marier, P. and Séguin, A-M.(2018). "La démarche villes-amies des ainés. Un remède universel pour vieillir chez soi?". Les vieillissement sous la loupe: entre mythes et réalités. Laval: Presses de l'Université Laval (in press).
  • Joy, M. and Shields, J. (2018). Austerity in the Making: Reconfiguring Social Policy through Social Impact Bonds. Policy & Politics (in press).
  • Joy, M. (2018). “Les Municipalités amies des ainés et l’austérité à Toronto”, Pluriâges (in press).
  • Joy, M. and Shields, J. (2017). “Austerity and the Non-profit Sector: The Case of Social Impact Bonds” in The Austerity State. Eds. McBride, S.and Evans, B. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. 309-329.
  • Joy, M. and Shields, J. (2016)  “The Immorality of Innovation – The Tale of Social Impact Bonds.”  Politics & Policy Journal Blog: (Published October 5, 2016).
  • Joy, M. and Mustachi, J. (2016) "Equity Planning through Gender-sensitive Planning: The Case of Toronto's Safer City Guidelines". Progressive Planning: The Magazine of Planners Network, Winter (206).
  • Joy, M. and Vogel, R. K. (2015) “Toronto’s Governance Crisis: A Global City Under Pressure”. Cities, 49: 35-52.
  • Joy, M. and Shields, J. (2014) “Social Impact Bonds” / “Les obligations à impact social”. Public Sector Management / Management Secteur Public 25(3): 10-13.
  • Joy, M. and Shields, J. (2013) “Social Impact Bonds: The Next Phase of Third Sector Marketization?” Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research 4(2):39-55.