Deputy Minister committees
Deputy Minister Committees serve to:
- advance integrated policy development in support of government priorities and medium-term planning;
- strengthen government-wide policy coherence; and
- deepen and extend deputy minister and departmental engagement in pursuit of a whole of government approach to medium term management, human resource and policy planning.
Committee mandates and membership
|*The Clerk and Deputy Clerk are ex-officio members of all committees.
|Coordinating Committee of Deputy Ministers
||Forum to discuss the implementation of the Government's policy agenda and priorities, including ensuring alignment of the work of deputy minister committees.
||Shugart, Ian (Chair)*; Blewett, Catherine*;
Drouin, Nathalie; Flack, Graham; Jennings, Philip; Kennedy, Simon; Morgan, Marta; Rochon, Paul; Tremblay, Christyne; Tremblay, Jean-François; Wallace, Peter
|Economic Frameworks and Inclusive Growth
||Focus on timely implementation of key economic initiatives, and assess the impact of policies on inclusive growth.
||Flack, Graham (Co-Chair); Tremblay, Christyne (Co-Chair); Forbes, Chris; Gillis, Kelly; Jennings, Philip; Kennedy, Simon; Maheu, Chantal; Meddings, James; Rochon, Paul; Tapley, Catrina|
|Social Development and Wellbeing
||Focus on timely implementation of key social initiatives.||Lucas, Stephen (Co-Chair); Tapley, Catrina (Co-Chair); Kelly, Anne; Laroche, Yazmine; Namiesniowski, Tina; Perron, Sony; Robidoux, Benoît; Roy, Guylaine; Wilson, Gina
|Climate Change and Energy
||Focus on timely implementation of measures to fight climate change and transition to a low carbon economy and clean energy.
||Forbes, Chris (Co-Chair); Gillis, Kelly (Co-Chair); Hogan, Christine; Jones, Dylan; Keenan, Michael; King, Janet; Lafleur, Diane; Pham, Thao; Sargent, Timothy; Tremblay, Christyne
||Focus on managing the political and operational issues related to implementation of the Indigenous reconciliation agenda; facilitate horizontal engagement on major initiatives.||Blewett, Catherine (Chair); Drouin, Nathalie; Fox, Christiane; Isaak, Paula; Laurendeau, Hélène; Pham, Thao; Quan Watson, Daniel Lee; Sargent, Timothy; Tremblay, Christyne; Tremblay, Jean-François
|Foreign Policy and Defence||Focus on comprehensive, structured implementation of the trade and foreign policy agenda in international relations, including targeted international development.||Morgan, Marta (Co-Chair); Thomas, Jody (Co-Chair); Bruce, Shelly; Forbes, Chris; Hannaford, John; MacLean, Leslie; Morrison, David; Natynczyk, General (retired) Walt; Rigby, Vincent; Vigneault, David; Xavier, Caroline|
||Focus on horizontal policy and operations issues related to the federation and FPT coordination, including with Indigenous groups, as well as on issues pertaining to remote and rural areas / place-based solutions.
||Fox, Christiane (Co-Chair); Tremblay, Jean-François (Co-Chair); Brassard, Manon; Flack, Graham; Jones, Dylan; Lucas, Stephen; Maheu, Chantal; Quan Watson, Daniel Lee; Tapley, Catrina
|Governance in a Digital Age
||Issues and priorities around democratic institutions and broader trends in democracy, including impact of digital advances on democracy, institutions and society. Considerations around privacy and use of data.
||Kennedy, Simon (Co-Chair); Laurendeau, Hélène (Co-Chair); Daigle, François; Donoghue, Christine; McCowan, Ian; Mendelsohn, Matthew; O'Gorman, Erin; Robidoux, Benoît; Stewart, Rob;
|National Security||Considers current and emerging issues affecting Canada’s national security, including implications for Canada’s economy.||Stewart, Rob (Co-Chair); Thomas, Jody (Co-Chair); Bruce, Shelly; Drouin, Nathalie; Keenan, Michael; Lucki, Brenda; Mithani, Siddika; Morgan, Marta; Ossowski, John; Rigby, Vincent; Rochon, Paul; Semaan, Nada; Tapley, Catrina; Thompson, Paul; Vance, General Jonathan; Vigneault, David|
||Forum for horizontal discussion of the policy, financial and legal implications of litigation involving the Government of Canada, including contingent liability management.||Drouin, Nathalie (Co-Chair); McCowan, Ian (Co-Chair); Campbell, Lisa; Donoghue, Christine; Ossowski, John; Rochette, Claude; Tremblay, Jean-François; Yaskiel, Ava
|Digitization of Services
||Focuses on strategy and priority setting for digitization of services.
||Shugart, Ian (Co-Chair); Wallace, Peter (Co-Chair); Hamilton, Bob; MacDonald, Lori; Matthews, Bill; Natynczyk, General (retired) Walt; Ossowski, John; Perron, Sony; Xavier, Caroline
||Focuses on the transformation of core services.
||Glover, Paul (Co-Chair); Wallace, Peter (Co-Chair); Campbell, Lisa; Flack, Graham; MacDonald, Lori; Tapley, Catrina
|Enterprise Priorities and Planning
||Focuses on an integrated approach to IT strategies across the enterprise.
||MacDonald, Lori (Co-Chair); Wallace, Peter (Co-Chair); Bruce, Shelly; Glover, Paul; Hamilton, Bob; Matthews, Bill; Mendelsohn, Matthew; Natynczyk, General (retired) Walt; Xavier, Caroline
|Strategic Procurement Committee
||Develop rigorous, efficient advice on large, complex procurement programs.
||Matthews, Bill (Co-Chair); Sargent, Timothy (Co-Chair); Brassard, Manon; Huppé, Roch; Keenan, Michael; Kennedy, Simon; MacDonald, Lori; Paquet, Sarah; Rochette, Claude
|Public Service Management Advisory Committee
||Forum for discussion of the public service management agenda, including approaches for external recruitment.||Wallace, Peter (Co-Chair); Chahwan, Nancy (Co-Chair); Arora, Anil; Beauregard, Monik; Borbey, Patrick; Brassard, Manon; Bruce, Shelly; Campbell, Lisa; Daigle, François; Donoghue, Christine; Dubuc, Martine; Gibbons, Annette; Gillis, Kelly; Huppé, Roch; Isaak, Paula; Jennings, Philip; Jones, Dylan; Keenan, Michael; Kelly, Anne; Lafleur, Diane; Laroche, Yazmine; Linklater, Les; MacKinnon, Paul; Maheu, Chantal; McGuire, Francis; Meddings, James; Mondou, Isabelle; Namiesniowski, Tina; O'Gorman, Erin; Paquet, Sarah; Pégeot, France; Perron, Sony; Roy, Guylaine; Sarantakis, Taki; Sargent, Timothy; Sherman, Janine; Stewart, Iain; Stringer, Kevin; Thompson, Paul; Tupper, Shawn; Venner, Gordon; Vigneault, David; Xavier, Caroline; Yaskiel, Ava|
|Canada School of Public Service Advisory Committee
||Provides the CSPS with strategic advice and direction.
||Blewett, Catherine (Chair); Chahwan, Nancy; Gibbons, Annette; Laroche, Yazmine; Meddings, James; Paquet, Sarah; Quan Watson, Daniel Lee; Sarantakis, Taki; Sherman, Janine; Tupper, Shawn; Vandergrift, Michael
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