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
|*Janice Charette was appointed Interim Clerk March 9, 2021.
**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);
Charette, Janice (Chair)*;
Drouin, Nathalie; Flack, Graham; Jennings, Philip; Kennedy, Simon; Lucas, Stephen; Morgan, Marta; Sabia, Michael; Tremblay, Jean-François; Wallace, Peter
|Committee of Senior Officials
||Functions as the human resources committee for the senior executive cadre of the public service.
||Shugart, Ian (Chair); Charette, Janice (Chair);
Donoghue, Christine; Drouin, Nathalie; Kennedy, Simon; Morgan, Marta; Sabia, Michael; Sherman, Janine; Thomas, Jody; Wallace, Peter
|Board of Management and Renewal
||Provide a forum to advance the management agenda and the renewal of the Public Service, with a focus on supporting efforts to build an increasingly agile, inclusive, and equipped Public Service.
||Shugart, Ian (Chair); Charette, Janice (Chair);
Donoghue, Christine; Flack, Graham; Forbes, Chris; Glover, Paul; Matthews, Bill; Sherman, Janine; Thomas, Jody; Wallace, Peter; Xavier, Caroline
|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, Jean-François (Co-Chair); Forbes, Chris; Gillis, Kelly; Jennings, Philip; Kennedy, Simon; Meddings, James; Sabia, Michael; Tapley, Catrina|
|Social Development and Wellbeing
||Focus on timely implementation of key social initiatives.||Lucas, Stephen (Co-Chair); Tapley, Catrina (Co-Chair); Gibbons, Annette; Gideon, Valerie; Kelly, Anne; Laroche, Yazmine; Roy, Guylaine; Stewart, Iain; 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; Isaak, Paula; Jones, Dylan; Keenan, Michael; Sargent, Timothy; Thompson, Paul; Tremblay, Jean-François; Tupper, Shawn
||Focus on managing the political and operational issues related to implementation of the Indigenous reconciliation agenda; facilitate horizontal engagement on major initiatives.||Drouin, Nathalie; Fox, Christiane; Isaak, Paula; Mondou, Isabelle; Quan Watson, Daniel Lee; Sargent, Timothy; Tremblay, Jean-François; Tupper, Shawn
|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; Ledwell, Paul; MacLean, Leslie; Morrison, David; Rigby, Vincent; Tremblay, Jean-François; 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.
||Brassard, Manon; Flack, Graham; Fox, Christiane; Hassan, Sandra; Jones, Dylan; Lucas, Stephen; Quan Watson, Daniel Lee; Tapley, Catrina; Tremblay, Jean-François
|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); Mondou, Isabelle (Co-Chair); Daigle, François; Namiesniowski, Tina; O'Gorman, Erin; 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; Paquet, Sarah; Rigby, Vincent; Sabia, Michael; Stewart, Iain; Tapley, Catrina; Thompson, Paul; 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); Chahwan, Nancy; Fox, Christiane; Leswick, Nick; Mondou, Isabelle; Ossowski, John
|Digitization of Services
||Focuses on strategy and priority setting for digitization of services.
||Shugart, Ian (Co-Chair); Charette, Janice (Co-Chair); Wallace, Peter (Co-Chair); Gideon, Valerie; Hamilton, Bob; Ledwell, Paul; MacDonald, Lori; Matthews, Bill; Ossowski, John; Xavier, Caroline
||Focuses on the transformation of core services.
||Glover, Paul (Co-Chair); Wallace, Peter (Co-Chair); 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; Ledwell, Paul; Matthews, Bill; Xavier, Caroline
|Strategic Procurement Committee
||Develop rigorous, efficient advice on large, complex procurement programs.
||Matthews, Bill (Co-Chair); Sargent, Timothy (Co-Chair); Brassard, Manon; Chahwan, Nancy; Huppé, Roch; Keenan, Michael; Kennedy, Simon; MacDonald, Lori; Perron, Sony
|Public Service Management Advisory Committee
||Forum for discussion of the public service management agenda, including approaches for external recruitment.||Wallace, Peter (Co-Chair); Donoghue, Christine (Co-Chair); Arora, Anil; Beauregard, Monik; Borbey, Patrick; Brassard, Manon; Bruce, Shelly; Chahwan, Nancy; Daigle, François; Forbes, Chris; Gideon, Valerie; Gillis, Kelly; Hamilton, Bob; Hanson, Lawrence; Hogan, Christine; Huppé, Roch; Isaak, Paula; Jennings, Philip; Jones, Dylan; Kelly, Anne; Kochhar, Harpreet; Laroche, Yazmine; Ledwell, Paul; Leswick, Nick; MacKinnon, Paul; MacLennan, Christopher; McGuire, Francis; Meddings, James; Mithani, Siddika; Namiesniowski, Tina; O'Gorman, Erin; Paquet, Sarah; Perron, Sony; Roy, Guylaine; Sarantakis, Taki; Sherman, Janine; Stringer, Kevin; Thangaraj, Arun; Thompson, Kathy; Thompson, Paul; Tremblay, Jean-François; Vandergrift, Michael; Vigneault, David; Wilson, Gina; Xavier, Caroline|
|Canada School of Public Service Advisory Committee
||Provides the CSPS with strategic advice and direction.
||Gibbons, Annette; Donoghue, Christine; Laroche, Yazmine; Meddings, James; Perron, Sony; Quan Watson, Daniel Lee; Sarantakis, Taki; Sherman, Janine; Vandergrift, Michael
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