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Deputy Minister Committee and Task Force Mandates and Memberships

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Committee Members
Coordinating Committee of Deputy Ministers (CCDM)
Provides a forum for discussion of Government policy and priorities and ensures coordination across the deputy minister committees.
Michael Wernick (Chair) *, Andrea Lyon (Vice-Chair) *, Yaprak Baltacioğlu, Malcolm Brown, Nathalie G. Drouin, Graham Flack, John Forster, Daniel Jean, John Knubley, Louise Levonian, Chantal Maheu, Marta Morgan, Paul Rochon, Ian Shugart, Jean-François Tremblay
Committee of Senior Officials (COSO)
Functions as the human resources committee for the senior executive cadre of the public service.
Michael Wernick (Chair), Andrea Lyon (Vice-Chair), Yaprak Baltacioğlu, Daniel Jean, Simon Kennedy, John Knubley, Louise Levonian, Paul Rochon, Janine Sherman, Ian Shugart, Anne Marie Smart
Board of Management and Renewal (BoMR)
Focuses on advancing areas of work to renew and improve the capabilities of the Public Service in an effort to position the Public Service to more effectively deliver on the Government’s agenda in a timely fashion.
Michael Wernick (Chair), Andrea Lyon (Vice-Chair), Yaprak Baltacioğlu, Greta Bossenmaier, Bob Hamilton , Don Head, Marie Lemay, Leslie MacLean , Matthew Mendelsohn, Walter Natynczyk, Ron Parker, Janine Sherman, Anne Marie Smart, Jody Thomas, Wilma Vreeswijk
Committee on Governance (CoG)
Considers issues and priorities surrounding the governance of democratic institutions in order to provide strategic advice to the Government. Examines broader trends and considerations related to the future of democracy. Considers policy issues related to privacy and transparency in a digital environment.
Ian McCowan (Co-Chair), Catherine Blewett (Co-Chair), Nathalie G. Drouin, Graham Flack, Bill Matthews, Marta Morgan, Jean-François Tremblay
Economic Trends and Policies (ETP)
Examines trends and factors influencing Canada’s current and future economic performance. Examines the impacts of potential policy interventions in various regions and sectors of the economy, as well as possible gaps and measures to improve the competitiveness of Canada in the global economy.
Jean-François Tremblay (Co-Chair), John Knubley (Co-Chair), Anil Arora, Catherine Blewett, Nancy Chahwan, Martine Dubuc, Chris Forbes, Jonathan Fried, Philip Jennings, Michael Keenan, Diane Lafleur, Yazmine Laroche, Les Linklater, Francis McGuire, James Meddings, Taki Sarantakis, Timothy Sargent, Lori Sterling, Iain Stewart, Catrina Tapley
Inclusive Growth (IG)
Examines questions related to inclusive growth, including how to assess the impacts of growth, and public policies and programs in support of growth, on the various social and income groups in Canada. Considers strategic orientations for Government policies that support prosperity for all Canadians and make Canada’s redistributive policies more effective and resilient to labour market transformations driven by technological change. Examines and informs major policy proposals from the lens of inclusive growth.
Paul Rochon (Co-Chair), Louise Levonian (Co-Chair), Anil Arora, Manon Brassard, Chris Fox, Jonathan Fried, Kelly Gillis, Bob Hamilton, Dylan Jones, Diane Lafleur, Chantal Maheu, Matthew Mendelsohn, Marta Morgan, Lori Sterling, Christyne Tremblay
Global Trends, Foreign Affairs and Defence Issues (GTFAD)
Examines global trends and geopolitical dynamics, and their implications from Canada’s perspective. Examines the impacts of, and formulates advice on, foreign and defence policy issues, including with respect to diplomatic and military efforts as well as capacity building, international development assistance, and support for conflict resolution, human rights, democracy and global institutions.
John Forster (Co-Chair), Ian Shugart (Co-Chair), Peter Boehm, Greta Bossenmaier, Malcolm Brown, John Hannaford, Diane Jacovella, Stephen Lucas, David McGovern, Tina Namiesniowski, Walter Natynczyk, Timothy Sargent, Nada Semaan, Robert Stewart, Christyne Tremblay, David Vigneault, Richard Wex
National Security (NS)
Considers a wide range of current and emerging issues affecting Canada’s national security, including their potential implications for Canada’s economy. Facilitates information sharing across the security and intelligence community and coordinates policy and operational responses by government departments and agencies with shared responsibility for national security. Oversees the development and implementation of relevant national security-related strategies and policies. Monitors progress and implementation of national security and intelligence priorities.
Daniel Jean (Co-Chair) , Malcolm Brown (Co-Chair), Greta Bossenmaier, Gérald Cossette, François Daigle, John Forster, John Hannaford, Jeffery Hutchinson, Philip Jennings, Michael Keenan, David McGovern, Siddika Mithani, John Ossowski, Paul Rochon, Ian Shugart, Gen. Jonathan Vance, David Vigneault, Richard Wex
Litigation Management (LM)
Provides a forum for discussion of the policy, financial and legal implications of litigation involving the Government of Canada in order to provide strategic advice to the Government.
Ian McCowan (Co-Chair), Nathalie G. Drouin (Co-Chair), Karen Ellis, Chris Forbes, Paul Glover, Philip Jennings, Hélène Laurendeau, Bill Matthews, Kevin Stringer, Richard Wex
Task Force on Reconciliation (TF-Rec)
Oversees progress in advancing the Government’s reconciliation agenda, ensures coordinated management of relationships with key partners, and plans and coordinates federal activities in support of this agenda.
Nathalie G. Drouin (Co-Chair), Simon Kennedy (Co-Chair), Catherine Blewett, Chris Forbes, Chris Fox, Don Head, Janet King, Hélène Laurendeau, Stephen Lucas, Vincent Rigby, Benoit Robidoux, Guylaine Roy, Catrina Tapley, Christyne Tremblay, Daniel Watson, Gina Wilson
Task Force on Diversity and Inclusiveness (TF-D&I)
Examines and formulates advice on how to promote inclusion, to ensure Canada fully benefits from the participation of all Canadians in our economic, social, cultural and civic life.
Marta Morgan (Co-Chair), Gina Wilson (Co-Chair), Christine Donoghue, Chris Fox, Diane Jacovella, Diane Lafleur, Yazmine Laroche, David McGovern, Tina Namiesniowski, Benoît Robidoux, Guylaine Roy, Lori Sterling
Task Force on Canada - United States Relations (TF-Cda/U.S.Rel)
Develops and implements the forward agenda and advocacy strategy for the Canada-United States relationship, ensuring a coordinated and coherent approach. Considers operational matters, including issues management and information sharing. Supports the Cabinet Committee on Canada-U.S. Relations and the Prime Minister.
Daniel Jean (Chair), Yaprak Baltacioğlu, Malcolm Brown, Chris Forbes, John Forster, John Hannaford, Michael Keenan, John Knubley, Stephen Lucas, Ian McCowan, Marta Morgan, Paul Rochon, Timothy Sargent, Ian Shugart, Christyne Tremblay
Public Service Management Advisory Committee (PSMAC)
Provides a forum for discussion of the public service management agenda.
Yaprak Baltacioğlu (Co-Chair), Anne Marie Smart (Co-Chair), Anil Arora, Patrick Borbey, Helena Borges, Greta Bossenmaier, Manon Brassard, Gérald Cossette, François Daigle, Christine Donoghue, Martine Dubuc, Karen Ellis, Carolina Giliberti, Kelly Gillis, Bob Hamilton, Don Head, Diane Jacovella, Philip Jennings, Dylan Jones, Janet King, Yazmine Laroche, Hélène Laurendeau, Les Linklater, Leslie MacLean, Chantal Maheu, Bill Matthews, Francis McGuire, James Meddings, Siddika Mithani, Tina Namiesniowski, Ron Parker, Vincent Rigby, Guylaine Roy, Taki Sarantakis, Nada Semaan, Janine Sherman, Lori Sterling, Robert Stewart, Kevin Stringer, Jody Thomas, Wilma Vreeswijk, David Vigneault, Daniel Watson, Richard Wex, Gina Wilson
Policy Innovation (PI)
Examines trends and new technologies with the potential to strengthen or transform policy development and delivery, and test and assess innovative approaches that will enhance policy outcomes.
Graham Flack (Co-Chair), Matthew Mendelsohn (Co-Chair), Manon Brassard, Nancy Chahwan, Kelly Gillis, Paul Glover, Philip Jennings, Michael Keenan, Simon Kennedy, Stephen Lucas, Benoît Robidoux, Taki Sarantakis, Nada Semaan, Catrina Tapley
Canada School of Public Service Advisory Committee (CSPSAC)
Provides the Canada School of Public Service with strategic advice and direction, particularly related to its learning and development products and services for the Public Service.
Wilma Vreeswijk (Co-Chair), Anne Marie Smart (Co-Chair), Karen Ellis, Carolina Giliberti, John Glowacki, Bob Hamilton, Philip Jennings, Dylan Jones, Janet King, Yazmine Laroche, Leslie MacLean, Nada Semaan, Janine Sherman, Robert Stewart
Deputy Ministers’ Breakfast (DMB) Michael Wernick (Chair), Andrea Lyon (Vice-Chair), Anil Arora, Yaprak Baltacioğlu, Catherine Blewett, Greta Bossenmaier, Manon Brassard, Malcolm Brown, Nathalie G. Drouin, Graham Flack, Chris Forbes, John Forster, Chris Fox, Paul Glover, Bob Hamilton, Don Head, Diane Jacovella, Daniel Jean, Dylan Jones, Michael Keenan, Simon Kennedy, Janet King, John Knubley, Hélène Laurendeau, Marie Lemay, Louise Levonian, Stephen Lucas, Leslie MacLean, Chantal Maheu, Bill Matthews, Ian McCowan, Francis McGuire, James Meddings, Matthew Mendelsohn, Siddika Mithani, Marta Morgan, Walter Natynczyk, John Ossowski, Ron Parker, Paul Rochon, Timothy Sargent, Janine Sherman, Ian Shugart, Anne Marie Smart, Lori Sterling, Catrina Tapley, Christyne Tremblay, Jean-François Tremblay, David Vigneault, Wilma Vreeswijk, Gina Wilson

*The Clerk and Deputy Clerk are ex-officio members of all committees.