The 2022 APEX Recognition of Entry to the Executive Ranks

Date: November 16, 2022
Type: Hybrid - By invitation only

The Power of an Opportunity

APEX was excited to host the 2022 Recognition of Entry into the Executive Ranks Ceremony – a highly anticipated in-person event each year, exclusively for Canada’s Federal Public Service executive community. This year’s hybrid event was on November 16, 2022 at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, where we recognized and celebrated about 750 new executives into the senior ranks of the Federal Public Service.

The Recognition of Entry into the Executive Ranks Ceremony’s theme was “The Power of an Opportunityand offered a combination of keynotes from distinguished senior leaders. Our keynote address was from Kenneth Cukier, a New York Times best-selling author on emerging technology and business, a journalist at the Economist, a keynote speaker, and Associate Fellow at University of Oxford’s Said Business School, who motivated and encouraged executives to seize opportunities to serve Canadians with pride and excellence. This annual signature celebration inspired, motivated and encouraged the community to see the “Power of an Opportunity”.

Clerk’s address to new executives

Janice Charette

Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

Thank you for attending!

To see all pictures taken at the event, please check out this photo album on our Flickr account.

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Gold Sponsor

In-person event agenda

 

All times Eastern

  • Reception area

15:00 – 15:30          Outside theatre

Check-in, refreshments and networking                                                                                 .

  • Welcoming remarks

15:30 – 15:50          Theatre

Daryell Nowlan, Chair, APEX Board of Directors

Carl Trottier, CEO, APEX

  • Message from Treasury Board Secretariat

15:50 – 16:10          Theatre

Christine Donoghue, Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Keynote speaker

16:10 – 17:05          Theatre

Kenneth Cukier, New York Times best-selling author on emerging technology, digital disruption and business

James Kendrick, Executive, APEX

Dany Richard, Board member, Desjardins

Desjardins logo

  • Transition, exhibitor tours and networking

17:05 – 17:45          Great Hall

Transition to dining area, visit of exhibitor kiosks, networking and seating arrangements

Jeremy Stowe, Executive, APEX

  • Message from the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

17:45 – 18:15          Great Hall

Janice Charette, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

  • Celebratory dinner

18:15 – 21:00          Great Hall

Sit-down dinner with colleagues and Deputy Ministers, networking, certificates and pictures

Online event agenda

 

All times Eastern

  • Virtual reception area

15:00 – 15:30

Access to virtual exhibitor kiosks, online networking, resources and program information

  • Welcoming remarks

15:30 – 15:50

Daryell Nowlan, Chair, APEX Board of Directors

Carl Trottier, CEO, APEX

  • Message from Treasury Board Secretariat

15:50 – 16:10

Christine Donoghue, Chief Human Resources Officer

  • Keynote speaker

16:10 – 17:05

Kenneth Cuckier, New York Times best-selling author on emerging technology, digital disruption and business

James Kendrick, Executive, APEX

Dany Richard, Board member, Desjardins

Desjardins logo

  • Virtual reception area & health break

17:05 – 17:45

Access to virtual exhibitor kiosks, online networking, resources and program information

Jeremy Stowe, Executive, APEX

APEX interviews with guests

  • Message from the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

17:45 – 18:15

Janice Charette, Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

Kenneth Cukier

New York Times best-selling author and authority in emerging technology, digital disruption and business

Kenneth Cukier is the Deputy Executive Editor at The Economist, and host of its weekly podcast on technology. He is also an associate fellow at Said Business School at Oxford, researching artificial intelligence. Kenn is the co-author of “Big Data: A Revolution That Transforms How We Live, Work, and Think”. It was a NYT bestseller translated in over 20 languages, and sold over 1 million copies worldwide. It won the National Library of China’s Wenjin Book Award and was a finalist for the FT Business Book of the Year. Kenn co-authored a follow-on book, “Learning with Big Data: The Future of Education”. Previously, Kenn was a foreign correspondent for two decades in Europe, Asia and America. In 2002-04 he was a research fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Kenn’s writings have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Financial Times and Foreign Affairs, among others. He has been a frequent commentator on CBS, CNN, NPR, the BBC and was a member of the World Economic Forum’s global council on data-driven development. Kenn is active with many charities.

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Photo Clerk and Secretary to the Cabinet., Janice Charette

Janice Charette

Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet

Following her tenure as Interim Clerk, which began on March 9, 2021, Janice Charette became the Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet on May 28, 2022. Prior to rejoining the Privy Council, Ms. Charette was the High Commissioner for Canada in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and agreed to serve as Interim Clerk while Ian Shugart is on medical leave. From October 2014 to January 2016, Ms. Charette was Clerk of the Privy Council and Secretary to the Cabinet. Previously, she was Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to the Cabinet (2013-2014), as well as Associate Secretary to the Cabinet and Deputy Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs (2010-2013). In addition, Ms. Charette has held several senior leadership positions in the public service.

Christine Donoghue

Chief Human Resources Officer, Treasury Board of Canada

Christine Donoghue was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer in May 2021. Christine arrived from the Canada Revenue Agency, where she had been Deputy Commissioner of Revenue since August 2018. She was previously Associate Deputy Minister at Health Canada from 2017 to 2018. Prior to that, Christine served in various assistant deputy minister positions since 2005, including at Natural Resources Canada, the Canada School of Public Service, Environment Canada, and the Public Service Commission, where she also served as Acting President. Christine holds a Bachelor of Law from Université Laval.

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Picture of Daryell Nowlan, Chair of APEX Board

Daryell Nowlan

Chair of the Board of Directors, APEX

Daryell Nowlan has been an Assistant Deputy Minister (Vice-president) at ACOA since June 2013, and an executive and member of APEX for 14 years. He joined the APEX board in 2018, serving on the Nominating Committee for the last two years. In addition to his APEX work, he is also Champion for the National Managers’ Community for the Atlantic region. Daryell has spent most of his 27 years of public service at ACOA serving in various roles in its regional and head offices. He has worked extensively in federal-provincial relations, policy, innovation, and community and business development. Daryell is currently based in Moncton, New Brunswick. He has a Bachelor of Business Administration and a diploma in public administration from the University of Prince Edward Island, as well as a Master of Business Administration from the University of New Brunswick. Daryell is a proud member of the LGBTQ2+ community and works hard to promote a respectful and inclusive workplace. He is very excited to take on this new role as APEX Chair.

Carl Trottier

Chief Executive Officer, APEX

Carl was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister at Treasury Board Secretariat (TBS) in 2016. He has been a proud member of APEX since 2006, when he first entered the executive ranks. Carl began his career with National Defence in Human Resources with a focus in Labour Relations. He became a successful negotiator at TBS and proceeded to lead the Collective Bargaining program. His journey continued with him leading the Governance, Program and Policy Sector and working on many transformation initiatives. He then went to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to implement the new RCMP labour relations regime. Carl brings a strong leadership background and experience in change management, negotiation, strategic planning, program development, people management, relationship management and stakeholder engagement. Carl is very excited in his current role as APEX CEO, and to further lead the APEX vision toward an executive community with elevated wellness, elite leaders and extraordinary impacts through partnerships.

Photo of Carl Trottier
Photo Jeremy Stowe

Jeremy Stowe

Executive, Programming and Sponsorship, APEX

Jeremy is an executive with over 32 years of combined experience in the Federal Public Service and the Canadian Armed Forces. He is an experienced leader of national programs, line operations, diverse teams, and end-to-end transformation initiatives. Jeremy served in an executive role for over 11 years at the Canada School of Public Service in various roles including the Director General of Events and Operations as well as the Director General of the Government of Canada and Public Sector Skills business line. He also has extensive experience in defining and setting a vision to deliver on organizational priorities that improve outcomes for the department and the client(s) it serves. Jeremy has been formally recognized with awards for his exemplary efforts related to innovation, teamwork, education, and leadership, and for his overall dedication to the public service. He was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Award in recognition of his contributions, achievements, and dedicated service to Canada.

A rare and wonderful occasion to celebrate the leadership of the public service in a personal, connected and meaningful way. 

(2021 inductee)

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