Kari Wolanski is the director responsible for development and implementation of Canada's draft Quality of Life Framework, released by Finance Canada in Budget 2021. She has over twenty years of social policy-related experience in government, non-governmental organisations and private sector consulting; primarily related to poverty and the income security architecture. She has worked at the Privy Council Office on the broad suite of policy measures introduced since 2015 to strengthen the middle class, and prior to that at Employment and Social Development Canada on Employment Insurance and income security policy. She also worked in New Zealand and Australia for five years, where she played an integral role in designing and implementing a long-term investment approach to improving outcomes for vulnerable populations. Prior to joining government she did front line work for five years supporting women leaving family violence by providing crisis counselling and outreach support to access social, legal, and medical services.