Executive Vice-Chairperson: Sylvie Blanchet

Sylvie Blanchet was appointed as the Executive Vice-Chairperson (EVC) of the Parole Board of Canada (PBC) in January 2018 and re-appointed in January 2023. Prior to her appointment as EVC, Ms. Blanchet was the Regional Director General for the PBC’s Atlantic Region. She has worked in the field of Public Safety for Correctional Service Canada (CSC) and the Parole Board since 1992.

In her 31-year career, Ms. Blanchet has held several positions with CSC and for the past almost 16 years with the PBC. As the EVC of the PBC, she provides leadership and advice on all matters relating to Board members including the Board member appointment process, Board member training, quality assurance as well as professional standards for all Governor in Council (GIC) appointments.

Ms. Blanchet heads the Board Member Secretariat and exercises all powers, duties and responsibilities of the Chairperson in her absence. She has extensive correctional experience working in federal institutions (minimum, medium and maximum) as well as in the community. She has a strong sense of the importance of partnerships and works closely with partners in Canada and abroad. She earned her Bachelor of Social Work at the Université de Moncton. Ms. Blanchet currently serves as an international vice president for the Association of Paroling Authorities International (APAI).

Sylvie Blanchet - Executive Vice-Chairperson

Executive Vice-Chairperson Parole Board of Canada

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