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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Alana Johnson

Alana is currently posted at Employment and Social Development Canada, working with the policy team for the Opportunities Fund for Persons with Dis Read More

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