Public Policy Forum welcomes Linsay Martens as Director of Policy


Ottawa, Nov. 7, 2016 - The Public Policy Forum is pleased to announce that Linsay Martens will join the Forum on December 1 as Director of Policy.

Linsay holds a PhD in Public Policy from the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. His dissertation focused on Indigenous involvement in sustainability transitions in the energy sector. He was awarded a Vanier Scholarship, one of Canada's top doctoral scholarships. He also holds a Master's of Public Policy from Simon Fraser University and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Regina.

Linsay's previous experience includes serving in senior roles in the Government of Saskatchewan and Saskatchewan's Official Opposition. He has also worked with the Government of Canada, Muskeg Lake Cree Nation, Simon Fraser University's Adaptation to Climate Change Team and the University of Saskatchewan. His volunteer experience includes working with children and youth in the Philippines, Grenada and Northern Ireland and having served on the board of the Alzheimer Society of Canada.

"Linsay joins the Public Policy Forum as a leader with extensive experience and policy expertise, with a Western Canadian lens. We are delighted that he will be joining our management team at this transformational time for the Forum,” said Julie Cafley, Senior Vice-President, Policy and Partnerships.

About Public Policy Forum

The Public Policy Forum works with all levels of government and the public service, the private sector, labour, post-secondary institutions, NGOs and Indigenous groups to improve policy outcomes for Canadians. As a non-partisan, member-based organization, we work from "inclusion to conclusion," by convening discussions on fundamental policy issues and by identifying new options and paths forward. For 30 years, the Public Policy Forum has broken down barriers among sectors, contributing to meaningful change that builds a better Canada.

Le Forum des politiques publiques travaille avec les gouvernements, les services publics, le secteur privé, les syndicats, les institutions postsecondaires, les ONG et les groupes autochtones dans le but d'obtenir de meilleurs résultats en matière de politiques pour les Canadiennes et les Canadiens. En tant qu'organisation non partisane, fondée sur ses membres, nous travaillons selon l’inclusion à conclusion, depuis l'organisation de discussions autour de thèmes politiques spécifiques jusqu’à l'identification d’approches aptes à jeter de la lumière sur les obstacles, les opportunités et les différentes options politiques. Depuis 30 ans, le Forum des politiques publiques a brisé les barrières entre les secteurs, contribuant à un changement judicieux et durable propice à bâtir un Canada plus fort.

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