The Why and the How of Risk Management

in the Government of Canada. CoG Event
Thursday, 27 January 2022 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
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Anna Bogic
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Free of charge
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Presented by the Centre on Governance and the Performance and Planning Exchange

Risk management is broadly recognized as a core element of effective public administration. Sound risk management equips departments and agencies to respond proactively to change and uncertainty by using risk-based information to support effective decision-making. Additionally, it can lead to improved service delivery, an increase in value for money, and, ultimately, better results for Canadians. To use risk management as an effective component of public service management, government organizations benefit from clear principles, consistent approaches and guidance, and transparent sharing of best practices and lessons learned.

The panelists will address the relevance of risk management in government, practical approaches to risk management in federal organizations, and linkages with other areas of management. They will also discuss opportunities to strengthen communities of practice – at various levels – across the Government of Canada.


Andrea Cyr (Fisheries and Oceans Canada)

Nicole Primeau (Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada)

Rodrigo Rosales-List (Indigenous Services Canada)


Dragos Popa (Health Canada and PPX)