Stéphane Cousineau

Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services Branch

Shared Services Canada

I was appointed in May 2018 as Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Services Branch at SSC.

Prior to this appointment, I was the Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Management Services and Chief Financial Officer of the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada.

I have 29 years of experience in the federal government, 19 years of which have been at the executive level. I joined the Government in 1990, working at Passport Canada as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and as Director General of the Project Management Bureau. I held the position of CIO at Elections Canada in 2010 and at the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 2012. I also served as Assistant Deputy Minister and Chief Financial Officer at the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada from 2013 to 2018.

I also contributed to a number of broader Government of Canada initiatives, including Mental Health and Wellness. From June 2017 to June 2018, I was President of The Association of Public Sector Information Professionals (DPI), a volunteer non-profit Canadian organization that promotes the development of the public sector.

I have vast experience in leading, leveraging and managing business transformation agendas and in managing strategies, program designs, organizational integration and large-scale, complex business and system projects.

I hold a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Queen’s University. I am also teaching project leadership on an annual basis at Queen’s University.


The changing face of government procurement in Canada

02/11/2021 09.45 - 10.05

Keynote TrackChannel 1Keynote

COVID-19 has demonstrated that governments can procure much more quickly—if they have to. It has also provided government and industry the opportunity to re-examine procurement processes, making them faster and more agile, not only in emergencies but in normal times as well.

And it’s not just about procurement. A recent Angus Reid survey showed that 67 percent of Canadians indicated... read more