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Michel Brazeau


Prior to joining the Public Service through the Management Trainee Program at the Canadian Centre for Management Development in 1993, Michel was a teacher at West Island College and co-founder of Macdonald-Cartier Academy, a private French immersion high school. He’s enjoyed a career of challenging assignments as a Policy Analyst in the Privy Council Office, Intergovernmental Affairs; as Senior Advisor to Minister Anne McLellan in her capacity as Federal Interlocutor for Metis and Non-Status Indians; as Director of Aboriginal Research and Socio-Economic Development at Human Resources Development Canada; in his role of Departmental Senior Official of Values and Ethics under three Deputy Ministers; and, was the founding Senior Executive Director of the Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion and the Chair of the Federal Indigenous Executive Network during his last executive assignment upon retiring in September 2022.

In November 2011, following 12 years of service in various senior management positions with the Canada School of Public Service, Michel assumed the role of Senior Director of Executive Services and Talent Management at Natural Resources Canada, prior to joining Justice Canada in September 2014, as Director General of the Human Resources Branch.

Michel holds a Master in Education and a Bachelor of Arts with concentration in Mathematics from University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Theology from Saint Paul University as well as a Diploma in Education from McGill University, and is a former member of the University of Saint Paul Ethics Committee and recipient of the 2004 Saint Paul University Alumnus of the Year Award for his accomplishments in advancing public service policy and leadership development programs grounded in Indigenous culture, co-development and reconciliation.

Michel is the proud father of two daughters, Rose and Emilie, and member of the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Algonquin First Nations community, and is honored to carry the name Pitabin Shomis as a keeper of the Sweatlodge, sacred pipe and other traditional and ancestral ceremonies.

Michel Brazeau

Michel Brazeau
Senior Executive Director, Knowledge Circle for Indigenous Inclusion


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