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Directors and Heads

The Canada Council’s directors and heads ensure the Council’s day-to-day operations run smoothly with support from their various teams.

Working under the guidance of the organization’s main divisions and offices, they set goals based on the Council’s strategic plan that align with its priorities.

Under their leadership, the Council’s teams work to carry out the Council’s mandate to “foster and promote the study and enjoyment of, and the production of works in, the arts.”

Johnson, Lise Ann

Acting Director General, Arts Granting Programs
Contact Lise Ann Johnson

Cadet, Régine

Director, Explore and Create Program
Contact Régine Cadet

Desrosiers, Marilyn

Director, Supporting Artistic Practice Program
Contact Marilyn Desrosiers

Diaz, Felipe

Director, Granting Program Operations
Contact Felipe Diaz

Dontigny, Aimé

Director, Engage and Sustain Program and Core Client Stakeholder Relations
Contact Aimé Dontigny

Eronat, Leah

Director, Finance
Contact Leah Eronat

Flibotte, Martine

Director, Human Resources and Organizational Development
Contact Martine Flibotte

Huynh, Thien Thong

Project Director, Corporate Technology Solutions
Contact Thien Thong Huynh

Joannette, Odile

Director, Creating, Knowing and Sharing: The Arts and Cultures of First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples Program
Contact Odile Joannette

Laflamme, Maude

Director, Arts Across Canada and Arts Abroad Programs
Contact Maude Laflamme

Leblanc, Ken

Director, Corporate Technology Solutions
Contact Ken Leblanc

Lussier, Caroline

Director, Arts Promotion
Contact Caroline Lussier

McGill, Nichole

Director, Communications
Contact Nichole McGill

Schimpky, David

Director of Secretariat, Canadian Commission for UNESCO
Contact David Schimpky

Stanley, Michèle

Acting Director, Core Grants
Contact Michèle Stanley

Wang, Qi

Director, Strategic Policy and Planning
Contact Qi Wang

Zamfir-Enache, Gabriel

Director, Research, Measurement and Data Analytics
Contact Gabriel Zamfir-Enache

Holzschuh, Craig

Senior Strategic Advisor, Stakeholder Relations
Contact Craig Holzschuh

Jenkins, Amy

Head, Art Bank
Contact Amy Jenkins

Vitrac, Marion

Head, International Coordination and Partnerships
Contact Marion Vitrac