Darlène de Gravina

Employment
and Social Development Canada

Darlène de Gravina is the Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of the Human Resources Services Branch (HRSB), Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC). Darlène has held several key positions within the public service, including the Canadian Food Inspection Agency as Vice-President of the Human Resources Branch. Darlène previously served as Head of Human Resources at the Department of Canadian Heritage, the former Canadian International Development Agency, and Defence Research and Development Canada. She held prior positions in and out of Human Resources at the Department of National Defence, the Public Service Commission of Canada, and the Correctional Service of Canada. She holds a degree in Commerce from Queen’s University, and a Certificate in Public Sector Leadership and Governance from the University of Ottawa. A native Montrealer, Darlène enjoys travel and cycling.