Deputy Minister champions

Champions of Programs and Communities

Deputy Ministers play a key role in championing numerous corporate initiatives, programs or functional communities across the Public Service.  Appointed by the Clerk of the Privy Council, Deputy Minister Champions, are asked to provide their support and guidance to various communities or programs from a strategic level and to build awareness of and advance issues.

Development Programs Champion
Advanced Policy Analyst Program (APAP) Simon Kennedy             
Recruitment of Policy Leaders Program (RPL) Annette Gibbons
Communities Champion
Communications Community Valerie Gideon
Community of Federal Regulators Siddika Mithani
Federal Youth Network Christiane Fox
Financial Management, Internal Audit, Acquired Services and Assets Communities Roch Huppé
Human Resources Community Christine Donoghue
National Managers Community Arun Thangaraj
Information Management / Information Technology Catherine Luelo
Official Languages Isabelle Mondou
Science and Technology Community Harpreet Kochhar
Employment Equity Champion
Indigenous Federal Employees Gina Wilson
Federal Employees with Disabilities  Yazmine Laroche  
Visible Minorities Daniel Lee Quan Watson
Deputy Minister University Champions

Deputy Minister University Champions play a key role in Public Service Renewal.  They are responsible for building relations between the Public Service of Canada and the various universities in order to identify shared priorities, align and promote relevant research and build awareness of career opportunities in the public service.

University Champion
Acadia University Catrina Tapley
Athabasca University Gina Wilson
Brock University Paul Glover
Carleton University Yazmine Laroche
Concordia University Sony Perron
Dalhousie University Graham Flack
École nationale d'administration publique / Université du Québec à Montréal / Université du Québec en Outaouais / École de technologie supérieure / École des hautes études commerciales de Montréal / Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières / Université du Québec à Rimouski / Université du Québec à Chicoutimi / Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue / TÉLUQ Manon Brassard
Lakehead University Philip Jennings
McMaster University James Meddings
Memorial University of Newfoundland Annette Gibbons
Mount Allison University / Université de Moncton Francis McGuire
OCAD University / Ryerson University
Isabelle Mondou
Pacific Coast University for Workplace Health Sciences Jody Thomas
Polytechnique Montréal Martine Dubuc
Queen’s University Ian McCowan
Saint Mary’s University Caroline Xavier
Saint Paul University Nancy Chahwan
St. Francis Xavier University Michael Keenan
Simon Fraser University Marta Morgan
Trent University Tina Namiesniowski
Université Laval Jean-François Tremblay
Université de Montréal Hélène Laurendeau
Université de Sherbrooke Thao Pham
University of Alberta Michael Vandergrift
University of British Columbia Timothy Sargent 
University of Calgary / University of Lethbridge Daniel Lee Quan Watson
University of Guelph France Pégeot
University of Manitoba / University of Winnipeg Janine Sherman
University of New Brunswick Chris Forbes
University of Northern British Columbia / Yukon University Paula Isaak
University of Ottawa Sarah Paquet
University of Prince Edward Island Paul MacKinnon
University of Regina / University of Saskatchewan Dylan Jones
University of Toronto Peter Wallace
University of Victoria / Royal Roads University John Ossowski
University of Waterloo Paul Thompson
Vancouver Island University Daniel Lee Quan Watson
Western University Bob Hamilton
Wilfrid Laurier University Shawn Tupper
York University Taki Sarantakis
Supporting documents

Champions of Programs and Communities [PDF - 239 KB]

Deputy Minister University Champions
[PDF - 47 KB]

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