Annex E – Advisory Panel Consultations


Judge Advocate General (JAG) &
Canadian Forces Legal Advisory (CFLA)
Colonel Marla Dow, Deputy Judge Advocate General & Canadian Forces Legal Advisory (CFLA), Roland Legault, Deputy Legal Advisor

19 January


Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group (DVMAG)
CWO Suzanne McAdam & Denise Moore, National Co-chairs

21 January


Defence Team Black Employee Network (DTBEN)
Lt(N) Esrom Tesfamichael & Chris Scipio, National Co-chairs

26 January


Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA) - Leadership, Culture & Ethics Team
Dr. Karen Davis & Eugenia Kalantzis, Director General

28 January


Integrated Complaints and Conflict Management program (DGICCM)
Alain Gauthier, Director General

28 January


Defence Team Pride Advisory Organization (DTPAO) (formerly Defence Team Pride Network - DTPN)
Maj André Jean & Kirk/Kaiya Hamilton, National Co-chairs

2 February


Defence Advisory Group for Persons with Disabilities (DAGPWD)
S1 Mathew Raniowski & Lana Costello, National Co-chairs

9 February


Canadian Defence Academy (CDA) - Dallaire Centre of Excellence for Peace and Security
Professor Vanessa Brown

11 February


Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group (DAAG)
WO Simon Linklater & Lisa deWit, National Co-chairs

16 February


Canadian Defence Academy (CDA) - Dallaire Centre of Excellence for Peace and Security
Dr. Alan Okros

18 February


Director General Military Personnel Research and Analysis (DGMPRA) - Director Research Personnel & Family Support/Diversity, Inclusion & Human Rights Team Leadership, Culture and Ethics Team
Maj Felix Fonseca & Justin Wright


18 February


Chief of Military Personnel Roundtable on addressing Hateful Conduct
VAdm Haydn Edmundson, Chief Military Personnel Command

22 February


Defence Women’s Advisory Organization (DWAO)
LCol Tania Maurice, Maj Margaret LaBerge (Deputy) & Chantel Helwer, National Co-chairs

23 February


Royal Canadian Chaplain Service
MGen Guy Chapdelaine, CAF Chaplain General

25 February


Canadian Forces Intelligence Command (CFINTCOM)
RAdm Scott Bishop, Commander

2 March


Sexual Misconduct Response Centre (SMRC)
Dr. Denise Preston, Executive Director & Chantal Ruel, acting Director of Operations and Policy

9 March


Corporate Secretariat - Defence Governance and Management Services
Christina Noble, Deputy Director

11 March


DND/CAF Ombudsman’s Office
Gregory Lick, DND/CAF Ombudsman, Amanda Hansen-Reeder, Director General and Robin Hynes, Director General

16 March


Federal Black Employee Caucus (FBEC)
Atong Ater, Director and Jean-Sibert Lapolice, FBEC Core Team Member

18 March


The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA)
Shimon Koffler Fogel, President and CEO

23 March


Ambassador for Women, Peace and Security
Jacqueline O’Neill

25 March


Assistant Deputy Minister (HR-Civ) Roundtable event
Kin Choi, Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources Civilian, Monica Kolstein, Director General , Barbara Williams, Director General, Siobhan Whelehan, Director and Marta Wodejko, Director


30 March


Federal Anti-Racism Secretariat - Heritage Canada
Peter Flegel, Executive Director

15 April


Director Military Careers Administration (DMCA)
– Part I
BGen Gallinger, Director General and Col Genevieve Lehoux, Director

4 May


Centre on Hate, Bias and Extremism, Ontario Tech University
Dr. Barbara Perry

6 May


Justice Canada – Directorate Equity, Anti-racism, Diversity and Inclusion
Richard Sharpe, Director

11 May


Military Police Complaints Commission (MPCC)
Elsy Chakkalakal, General Counsel and Senior Director of Operations (Diversity Champion), Julianne Dunbar, Senior General Counsel and Director General (Mental Health Champion) and Richard Roulx, Senior Director of Corporate Services (LGBTQ2+/p\Positive Space/PSES Champion – also head of HR)

18 May


Directorate for Gender Equality and Intersectional Analysis (DGEIA)
Lisa Vandehei, Director

25 May


Chief, Professional Conduct and Culture (CPCC)
LGen Jennie Carignan, RAdm Rebecca Patterson, Chief of Staff,
Dr. Al Okros, CDA, Eric Le Marec, Public Affairs Advisor and LCdr Beth Lei, SSO Training & Education

27 May


Canadian Anti-Hate Network
Bernie Farber, Chair and Evan Balgord, Executive Director

1 June


Defence Aboriginal Advisory Group (DAAG)
 – Part II
WO Simon Linklater & Lisa deWit, National Co-chairs

11 June


Defence Military Careers Administration (DMCA)
– Part II
BGen Kirk Gallinger, Director General and LCol Kent Judiesch, Director

6 July


Military Grievances External Review Committee  (MGERC)
Vihar Joshi, Director General

20 July


Federal LGBTQ2 Secretariat
Fernand Comeau, Executive Director

27 July


Third Independent Review of the National Defence Act
The Honourable Morris J. Fish and Morris Rosenberg (former Deputy Minister of Justice, Health and Foreign Affairs), Team Consultant

19 August


Canadian Rangers
BGen Nic Stanton, Director General, Maj John Henry, JCR Advisor, LCol Jean-Pascal Roy, 4CRPG, CWO Albert Boucher and CWO Michael Egan

24 August


Presentation: Anti-Racism Workshop
LCol Trisha MacLeod

Presentation: Racialized Soliders in the CAF
Dr. Tammy George

26 August


National Defence Deputy Minister
Jody Thomas

13 September


CAF Retention Strategy Team
MGen Simon Bernard, Director General, Col Stephane Boucher, Director and LCol Tanguay, Section Head

14 September


Acting Chief of Defence Staff
General Wayne Eyre

24 September


Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages
Raymond Théberge, Commissioner

28 September


National Defence Directorate Anti-Racism Implementation (DARI)
Seyi Okuribido-Malcolm, Director, Seema Chowdhury, Analyst, CWO Sherri Forward, Sr. Military Advisor, Jeff Gauger, Analyst, Ixchel Medina Hernandez, Administrative Staff Officer, Denise Moore, Sr. Civilian Advisor and Marie-Josée Rinfret, Sr. Communications Advisor

7 October


Independent External Comprehensive Review into harassment and sexual misconduct in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces
The Honourable Louise Arbour, Reviewer and Christine Muir, Counsel

12 October


CAF Provost Marshal
BGen Simon Trudeau, Canadian Forces Provost Marshal, LCol Eric Leblanc, CFNIS CO and LCol Michael MacEachren, Commandant

26 October


Director General Military Personnel Research & Analysis (DGMPRA)  – Parental Leave
Neil Carson, Chief of Operations

10 November


Defence Advisory Group Annual National Co-Chair Council

30 November

Note – Throughout the course of its mandate, the Minister’s Advisory Panel received dozens of unsolicited submissions and engaged in subsequent conversations, where lived experiences contributed to the Panel’s analysis of systemic racism and discrimination to inform this report.

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