Jean-Pierre Voyer, president and chief executive officer
president and chief executive officer
"I find it most rewarding to work in an environment whose objective is to keep policy makers honest by reviewing evidence before they decide on new initiatives, and to do so with colleagues that contribute such a rich variety of skills and perspectives."
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Jean-Pierre Voyer became SRDC's Chief Executive Officer in 2006 following a first stay as SRDC's Deputy Executive Director in 2000-2001.
From 2002 to 2006, he was the federal assistant-deputy minister in charge of the Policy Research Initiative, an organization then associated to the Privy Council Office and responsible for conducting research on cross-cutting social, economic, and environmental issues in support of the Government of Canada's medium-term policy agenda.
From 1994 to 2000 he was Director General of the Applied Research Branch at Human Resources Development Canada (HRDC).
With a staff of some 90 people and a budget close to $30 million a year, this branch was responsible for conducting applied research and supporting data development in a large variety of social policy fields.
Earlier in his career, he also held positions at Finance Canada, the Privy Council Office, the National Union of Provincial Government Employees, and the Economic Council of Canada.
On numerous occasions, Jean-Pierre
has represented Canada at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and at other international meetings.
He was Chairman of the OECD Education, Labour and Social Affairs Committee from 1998 to 2000.
He currently sits on the research advisory committees of several research projects and organizations, including the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada's Program and Quality Committee.
Jean-Pierre holds a Master's Degree in Economics from Queen's University and an undergraduate degree in Economics from Université de Montréal.
He is a member of the Canadian Economics Association, the Association des économistes québécois, the Canadian Evaluation Society, and the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management.
, since 2006.