Deputy Ministers' Steering Committee

The Deputy Ministers' Steering Committee serves to provide oversight, direction and guidance to Policy Horizons Canada. Its members collectively:

  • ensure Horizons works effectively towards the fulfillment of its mandate;
  • provide direction to Horizons, for example, through review and approval of its strategic plan;
  • discuss and provide advice and guidance on emerging issues, challenges or opportunities that may not be addressed elsewhere; and
  • identify and/or provide guidance on opportunities for internal and external collaboration and partnerships.

The Committee is composed of the following members:

Louise Levonian, co-president, Employment and Social Development Canada

Chantal Maheu, co-president, Privy Council Office

Diane Lafleur, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada

Simon Kennedy, Health Canada

Graham Flack, Canadian Heritage

Chris Forbes, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada 

Ian Shugart, Global Affairs Canada

Paul Thompson, Innovation, Science et Economic Development Canada

Stephen Lucas, Environment and Climate Change Canada 

Matthew Mendelsohn, Privy Council Office

Jean-Francois Tremblay, Indigenous Services Canada

Paul Rochon, Finance Canada


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