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Director, Indigenous Coordination and Engagement
Employment and Social Development Canada


Adam Fritz

Adam Fritz is the Director of the Indigenous Coordination and Engagement (ICE) Division at Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). He previously worked at the Public Service Renewal Secretariat within the Privy Council Office, as well as spending ten years in the Strategic Policy Branch of Environment Canada as the Manager of Northern Affairs and the lead on the Aboriginal Duty to Consult. Masters of Planning from Dalhousie University and a B.Sc. in Environmental Science from Carleton University.

  • Arctic knowledge
  • Indigenous knowledge
  • Environmental knowledge
  • Policy development
  • Problem solving
  • Collaboration
  • Cat herding
  • Strategic thinking

Senior advisor, Functional Guidance, Settlement and Language
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Adel Ghié

Specializes in areas related to the Official Languages Act, Immigration Refugees and Protection Act and Grants and Contribution terms and conditions. Specifically working with stakeholders towards: reaching the target set by IRCC to increase French speaking newcomers settling into francophone communities outside Quebec;Raising awareness about the free Settlement services available in French; Advise on questions related to implementing the terms and conditions of Grants and Contributions.

  • Facilitator to reach agreements between two positions; build relations and consult with stakeholders
  • Propose ideas to solve issues within the reality of government operations
  • Identify strategies to reach short term, mid-term and long term objectives
  • Experience in implementing regulation and legislation to operations

Executive Director, International Affairs Division
Treasury Board Secretariat

Alix Dostal

After working as an insolvency lawyer and as Chief of Staff to the Ontario Minister of Northern Development and Mines, Alix joined the federal public service in 2007 where she is currently the Executive Director of the International Affairs Division with the Treasury Board Secretariat.

Prior to her current role, Alix held several positions at Finance Canada including Senior Chief of Framework Policy and Chief of Financial Stability within the Financial Sector Policy Branch. She began her federal public service career at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (now Global Affairs Canada). Alix holds a J.D. from the University of Toronto Law School and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) in Political Science from Dalhousie University.

  • Policy development
  • Economic policy
  • Trade policy
  • International affairs/relations
  • Financial regulation
  • Law

Senior Advisor, Inclusion and Diversity
Office of Human Rights, Freedoms and Inclusion
Global Affairs Canada


Anthony Michel

Anthony has worked for almost 10 years in the public service, including time with the Canada Revenue Agency, Canadian Heritage and Global Affairs. In previous careers, he was an instructor in the History Department at Carleton University and an Ottawa high school teacher. Active in policy innovation and foresight networks in the public service, Anthony’s area of policy expertise is Canadian identities and inclusion. He has a PhD in Canadian History.

  • Senior policy advisor on inclusion and diversity
  • Facilitator

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A/Assistant Director, Federal-Provincial-Territorial Relations Division
Health Canada

Brent Lawlor

Brent Lawlor holds a senior position in intergovernmental relations at Health Canada. He has worked at Health Canada for more than ten years, gaining experience and progressively senior positions in health policy, pharmaceuticals policy, health product regulation and enforcement, and advising in senior executive’s offices. He has received various Deputy Minister and Senior Executives’ awards for performance and achievements throughout his career.

Brent previously worked in social services and the private sector and is a freelance writer and photographer. He holds a Master’s Degree in Political Economy a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Philosophy, and he has completed coursework towards a PhD in Sociology.

  • Policy analysis/development
  • Strategic thinking
  • Strategic communications (writing, editing)
  • Quantitative and qualitative research
  • Leadership and mentorship