February 20 & 21, 2019 | National Arts Center

Policy Community Conference 2019

Webcast Videos (2019)

Day 1


Elder Mac Saulis

Shifting perspectives: Implementing an Inuit Nunangat policy

Natan Obed, President, Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Creating Great Choices

Jennifer Riel, Adjunct Professor, Rotman School of Management

Language: Revitalizing the language of policy

Moderator: Rachel Wernick


Elder Mac Saulis;

Georgette LeBlanc, Parliamentary Poet Laureate;

Nitika Agarwal, Chief Operations Officer, Apolitical;

Isabelle Mondou, Associate Deputy Minister Heritage

The Clerk in Conversation

Michael Wernick, Clerk of the Privy Council;

Jennifer Riel, Rotman School of Management

Day 2

Welcome to Day 2

MC Kaili Levesque

Margins are the Majority

Nadia Duguay, Exeko and CKX Fellow;

Will Prosper, Hoodstock

Policy Innovation

Moderator: Kaili Levesque


Graham Flack,Deputy Minister, Employment and Social Development Canada;

Rodney Ghali, Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet, Impact and Innovation Unit, Privy Council Office;

Leanne Labelle, Canadian Digital Services

Digital, ethics and inclusion: why policy practitioners should care

Moderator: Neil Bouwer


Anna Wong, Digital Academy;

Meghan Hellstern, Brookfield Institute;

Brent Barron, Canadian Institute for Advanced Research;

Serge Joly, Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada

Closing Remarks

MC Kaili Levesque

Trust and Legitimacy

Nadine Smith, Centre for Public Impact


Georgette LeBlanc, Parliamentary Poet Laureate

Policy Community Champions closing remarks

Rachel Wernick, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Employment and Social Development Canada;

Neil Bouwer, Vice President, Canada School of Public Service