Commissioner General for Canada

Ms. Marie-Geneviève Mounier was appointed Commissioner General for Canada in February 2021.

Prior to that appointment Ms. Mounier served as Associate Secretary to the Governor General, providing advice on priority projects, leading the hosting of official events and leading the development of the Governor General’s program and visits in Canada and abroad.

Ms. Mounier served as Assistant Deputy Minister for Sport, Major Events and Commemorations, at the Department of Canadian Heritage from March 2015 to February 2018. This position enabled her to contribute to policies and programs designed to advance the Canadian sport system. She oversaw the federal government’s participation in major sporting events in Canada like the Pan Am and Parapan Am Games in Toronto and abroad like the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

She also oversaw the production of major events marking the 150th anniversary of Confederation including the kickoff ceremony on Parliament Hill; Winterlude; National Days, including Canada Day in the National Capital and in 18 other major urban centres across Canada and the Northern Lights sound and light show.

From September 2010 to February 2015, she served as Assistant Deputy Minister of Policy, Dispute Resolution and International Affairs, Labour Program at Employment and Social Development Canada. As head of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Ms. Mounier was advising the Minister and Deputy Minister on collective bargaining, leading policy development and government’s participation in various fora like the International Labour Organization and the Inter-American Conference of Ministers of Labour.

From 2007 to 2010, Ms. Mounier served as Assistant Deputy Minister, International and Intergovernmental Affairs and Sport at the Department of Canadian Heritage, where she coordinated the federal government’s contribution (other than security and ceremonies) and participation in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic and Paralympic Games. She was also responsible for the government’s participation in TV5 Monde and other initiatives of the international Francophonie community. Ms. Mounier holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Concordia University and a graduate degree and master’s degree in Public Administration (international management) from the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP)