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 recently-minted international affairs professional completing his final XFN assignment at Global Affairs Canada, where he contributes to C Read More

Available to be deployed: October 2020




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Chelsea Brescacin

Chelsea Brescacin is a policy analyst completing her final rotation at Health Canada’s Mental Health Division. Her first two assignments were at 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 on a transformational journey, learning how to contribute in a way that honours her skills and curiosities. She is a servant leader, is co Read More

Available to be deployed: October 2020




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Alana Johnson

Alana is currently posted at the Public Health Agency of Canada’s Parliamentary and Cabinet Affairs team. Her previous assignments were with CFIA Read More

Available to be deployed: October 2020




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Marianne Poirier

Marianne is currently working in Digital Policy at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS) for her final XFN rotation. 

Marianne is 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 was a professional ballet and contemporary dancer and dance teacher before earning a Master of Arts in World Literatures and Cultures. He t Read More

Available to be deployed: October 2020




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