Daniel Lavoie was appointed as Executive Director, Public Affairs June 27, 2011 with a mandate to provide communications advice to senior management, and to develop and implement initiatives to better inform the public, employees, partners and stakeholders about RCMP activities. He is responsible for the National Communication Services, the Strategic Partnerships and Heritage Branch and the Musical Ride.
From September 2008 to June 2011, Daniel Lavoie was the Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Emergency Management and National Security Branch at Public Safety Canada, where he was responsible for the coordination of the federal response to emergencies across Canada, including the Government Operations Centre. He oversaw the development of policies relating to emergency management, CBRNE, science and technology, exercises and business continuity for the Government of Canada. He also co-chaired the Committee of Senior Officials Responsible for Emergency Management.
From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Lavoie was the Director General of Communications at Public Safety Canada.
Mr. Lavoie’s prior experience is tied to change management and communications services in various government departments and agencies, including assignments at Treasury Board and the Canadian Security Intelligence Service.
Mr. Lavoie holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from Concordia University in Montréal.