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Keren Gottfried

Keren Gottfried is a Senior Policy Analyst on rotation at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, diversifying her skills through the XFN development pro Read More

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Marianne Poirier

Marianne is currently working on Consumer Affairs as part of an XFN rotation at Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Canada.

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Jon Barrett

Jon is an international policy enthusiast and 炒粿条 (stir-fried noodle) aficionado. He loves growing alongside teams with diverse learnt/lived Read More

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Erik Fogal

Erik is an XFN program analyst currently on rotation at Crown Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. A passionate problem-solver and a b Read More

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Kym Shumsky

Kym was born and raised in the Prairies but has lived in Ottawa long enough that she would never survive a Winnipeg winter. She calls herself a con Read More

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Benoit Ducharme-Vachon

Benoît is a career bureaucrat who has kept the same enthusiasm and idealism as in his early days. He joined the XFN program to be at the center of Read More

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Salman Dostmohammad

Salman Dostmohammad is an award-winning policy professional with experience in the public and private sector. He is currently a Policy Analyst with Read More

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Chelsea Brescacin

Chelsea Brescacin is a policy analyst completing her first XFN assignment at Indigenous Services Canada. She enjoys the analytical nature of policy Read More

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Bradley Sykes

Bradley applied to the XFN program as it offered a window into a way of working that he rarely saw in government job postings: one which required a Read More

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Alana Johnson

Equipped with her Anthropology degree, change management and design thinking certifications, Alana’s driven by the people-side of things.

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