Shawn Tupper
Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada

Shawn Tupper

Mr. Shawn Tupper was appointed Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada effective October 17, 2022.

Prior to his current appointment, Mr. Tupper was the Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet (Operations) at the Privy Council Office, a position he held since May 2021; Associate Deputy Minister of Natural Resources Canada; Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Economic and Regional Policy Development) at the Privy Council Office; and, Senior Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) at Transport Canada.

Between 2009 and 2015, Mr. Tupper was part of the senior executive team at Public Safety where he provided oversight of Community Safety Programming, as well as policies and programs related to emergency planning, management and community resilience as Assistant Deputy Minister (Emergency Management and Programs Branch); and was responsible for the implementation of the National Crime Prevention Strategy, the Aboriginal Policing Program, as well as Corrections and Criminal Justice Policy as Assistant Deputy Minister (Community Safety and Partnerships Branch).

He also held the position of Director General of Social Policy at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Director General at Indian Residential Schools Resolutions Canada and Special Advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister at the Privy Council Office providing advice on issues related to Indian Residential Schools.

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