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Our Mission

Finding answers to difficult questions
for organizations serving the public good.


Responsum Consulting is about delivering answers.


I’m Dr. Daniel Bear, and I’m here to help private, public, and non-profit organizations identify issues and find answers so they can respond to complex social policy issues. I specialize in the areas of drug policy, harm reduction, criminal justice policy, public health, implicit bias, and performance management. These complex problems require thoughtful engagement, and with nearly 20 years of experience, I’m ready to lend a hand.

I started my career at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and have since gone on to consult for organizations like the UK Ministry of Justice, the BBC, the Canadian Public Health Association, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. I’ve also worked at Ontario’s Ministry of the Attorney General as a member of the Ontario Parole Board. In addition to this varied work experience, I completed an MSc and Ph.D. in Social Policy at the London School of Economics and Political Science, where I studied the implementation of performance management indicators in street-level policing of drugs. I am a Professor of Criminal Justice at Humber College, overseeing the Humber Harm Reduction Partnership and teaching courses in criminology, victimology, social policy, and drugs policy.

I’m based in Toronto, but work with clients across North America and Europe.

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