Start Date

15-10-2009 9:00 AM

End Date

15-10-2009 10:30 AM

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Sylvain Segard is a public policy manager with over 20 years of experience at the provincial, federal, and international levels in such diverse fields as economic and regional development, social policy, environment and sustainable development, maritime safety, corporate and strategic planning, and federal budget making. Mr. Segard is the Director General of the Center for Health Promotion with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). He oversees a number of programs to promote healthy living among Canadians in general as well as initiatives targeted at reducing health risks among vulnerable populations. Prior to joining PHAC, Mr. Segard was Director General, Program Policy and Planning with the Learning Branch of Human Resources and Social Development Canada. His role was to promote lifelong learning by Canadians and to conduct a review of the Canada Student Loan Program, which lead to the largest modernization to Canada’s student aid in generations. Prior to this, he held progressively more responsible positions with the departments of Foreign Affairs, of Finance, and of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Mr. Segard holds a B.Sc. in Biology and a Masters of Natural Resources Management. He is married with three children.


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Oct 15th, 9:00 AM Oct 15th, 10:30 AM

Keynote Address: Health over the Life Course

Sylvain Segard is a public policy manager with over 20 years of experience at the provincial, federal, and international levels in such diverse fields as economic and regional development, social policy, environment and sustainable development, maritime safety, corporate and strategic planning, and federal budget making. Mr. Segard is the Director General of the Center for Health Promotion with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). He oversees a number of programs to promote healthy living among Canadians in general as well as initiatives targeted at reducing health risks among vulnerable populations. Prior to joining PHAC, Mr. Segard was Director General, Program Policy and Planning with the Learning Branch of Human Resources and Social Development Canada. His role was to promote lifelong learning by Canadians and to conduct a review of the Canada Student Loan Program, which lead to the largest modernization to Canada’s student aid in generations. Prior to this, he held progressively more responsible positions with the departments of Foreign Affairs, of Finance, and of Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Mr. Segard holds a B.Sc. in Biology and a Masters of Natural Resources Management. He is married with three children.