Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada
The Prime Minister appointed Ms. Monik Beauregard as Associate Deputy Minister of Public Safety Canada effective August 12, 2019.
Prior to her appointment, Ms. Beauregard was Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, National and Cyber Security Branch (NCSB) at Public Safety Canada, where she was responsible for advancing a cohesive strategic vision for both National Security and Cyber Security.
On both counts, the focus was on articulating and addressing a broad range of policy issues critical to shaping, modernizing and implementing the national security and cyber security frameworks. Ms. Beauregard played a leadership and convening role in developing policies, programs, structures, tools and planning mechanisms as well as providing strategic advice on how to remain effective in addressing new and emerging threats.
Prior to her appointment at Public Safety Canada, Ms. Beauregard played a key leadership role in providing functional direction for the Canada Border Services Agency's Enforcement and Intelligence Programs, including leading the development of the Agency's enforcement and intelligence priorities, strategies, policies and programs.
From April 2009 to 2014, Ms. Beauregard served as Executive Director of the Integrated Terrorism Assessment Centre (ITAC) where she led the transformation of the ITAC, including reviewing its core mandate programs and support functions. Ms. Beauregard has also previously worked at the Privy Council Office from August 2003 to April 2009, where she was Deputy Executive Director of the Intelligence Assessment Secretariat. While in those functions, she was responsible for setting the strategic direction of the Secretariat, as well as leading the coordination of key intelligence files.
Ms. Beauregard started her public service career with the Department of National Defence where she held a variety of policy and intelligence positions. She holds a Master's Degree in Political Science from the Université de Montréal.
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