The Cross-Functional Policy Mobility Program

Our Participants

Cohort 2

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Ashley Bedard

Ashley is currently posted at Fisheries and Oceans Canada, learning policy development and integration as a member o Read More

Available for assignment: January 2021




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Jean-Philippe Cayouette

“Call me JP” will be his first words to you when you meet him. Curious and thoughtful, this native Montrealer is Read More

Available for assignment: July 2020




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Lesley Craig

Lesley joined XFN with a passion for storytelling and an earnest desire to make the world a better place. With eleve Read More

Available for assignment: July 2020




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Sylvain Dion

Sylvain Dion is an award-winning Grants & Contributions program delivery professional with 25 years of experienc Read More

Available for assignment: January 2021




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Samira Manfon

Samira Manfon is a curious analyst who received XFN like a license to keep exploring what public policy is and what Read More

Available for assignment: January 2021




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Lianne Merkur

Lianne’s endeavours are diverse in discipline, while reflecting direct continuity of curiosity. Her academic journ Read More

Available for assignment: July 2020




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Vinayini Murty

Vinayini is excited to have taken on an XFN position working in foreign policy at Global Affairs Canada. As a Senior Read More

Available for assignment: July 2020




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Dylan Saunders

Born and raised in Ottawa, Dylan joined the XFN program eager to have the opportunity to return to his academic root Read More

Available for assignment: July 2020




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Anu Shukla-Jones

Bridging the gap between new frontiers and business-as-usual within the Government of Canada requires creativity, kn Read More

Available for assignment: July 2020




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Laurent Viot

Laurent is a new Canadian whose first government job, interestingly; lead him to join Immigration, Refugees & Ci Read More

Available for assignment: July 2020




Cohort 1

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Jon Barrett

Jon is a trilingual international affairs junkie living the dream. He is on his second assignment at Global Affairs Canada, where he contributes to Read More

Available to be deployed: October 2020




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Chelsea Brescacin

Chelsea Brescacin is a policy analyst completing her second XFN assignment at Natural Resources Canada. Her first assignment was at Indigenous Serv Read More

Available to be deployed: October 2020




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Salman Dostmohammad

Salman Dostmohammad is an award-winning policy professional with experience in the public and private sector. 

Salman is currently a Strate Read More

Available to be deployed: October 2020




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Benoit Ducharme-Vachon

Benoit is a career bureaucrat who still has the same enthusiasm and idealism he had when he started. He joined the XFN program to be at the heart o Read More

Available to be deployed: November 2020




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Erik Fogal

As a passionate problem-solver and a believer in life-long learning, Erik joined the XFN program in search of new problems to solve, and new perspe Read More

Available to be deployed: October 2020




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Keren Gottfried

Keren is currently posted at the Privy Council Office, learning about Transition and the central agency experience as a member of the Priorities an Read More

Available to be deployed: October 2020




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Alana Johnson

Alana is currently working with the Strategic Policy team at the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Her first assignment through XFN was with Employm Read More

Available to be deployed: October 2020




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Marianne Poirier

Marianne is currently part of the Smart Cities Challenge team at Infrastructure Canada for her second XFN rotation. 

Marianne is excited ab Read More

Available to be deployed: January 2021




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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 Win Read More

Available for assignment: October 2020




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Bradley Sykes

Bradley applied to the XFN program as it offered and celebrated a way of working that he rarely saw in government job postings: one that is interdi Read More

Available to be deployed: October 2020




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