25th Annual PPX Symposium

Planning and Performance for a More Resilient Future

The PPX Symposium theme for 2022 is Planning and Performance for a More Resilient Future. The global pandemic has had significant impacts on governments, organizations and people around the world. We face the challenge of building a more resilient future. The PPX Symposium is an opportunity for attendees from across Canada and elsewhere, to connect, share knowledge and develop expertise in performance planning and measurement.


9:00 AM – 9:10 AM

Opening & Introduction

Introductory Remarks
Art Stewart, PPX President

9:10 AM – 10:00 AM

Keynote Speaker

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat – Keynote
Annie Boudreau, Assistant Secretary, Expenditure Management Sector, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

See Annie Boudreau’s bio here

10:00 AM – 10:10 AM

Wellness Health Break

10:10 AM –11:45 AM

Panel A 

Practical Ways of Putting Results-Based Management into Practice

Moderator: Christine Minas, Executive Director, Health Canada

See Christine Minas’s bio here






– Kathryn Graham, Executive Director, Impact Action Lab at Alberta Innovates

See Kathryn Graham’s bio here





– Anne Routhier, Director General, Planning, Delivery and Results, Natural Resources Canada 

See Anne Routhier’s bio here





– Rodrigo Rosales-List, Director, Results, Risks and Resources, Indigenous Services Canada

See Rodrigo Rosales’s bio here

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM

Wellness Activity

Yoga for Neck and Shoulders
Kate Mak, YOGA TEACHER AND FOUNDER Mynah School of Yoga

See Kate Mak’s bio here

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM


1:30 PM – 3:00 PM

Panel B

Integrating Elements of Results-Based Management: Is there a Need for a Results-Based Management Profession?

Moderator: Julie Bastarache, Chief Audit Executive, Office of the Auditor General of Canada

See Julie Bastarache’s bio here






– Robert P. Shepherd, Associate Professor and Graduate Supervisor of the Diploma in Public Policy & Program Evaluation, School of Public Policy & Administration, Carleton University 

See Robert P. Shepherd’s bio here




– Eric Champagne, Associate Professor, University of Ottawa and Director, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa, PPX Board Member

See Eric Champagne’s bio here




– Maria Barrados, Executive-in-Residence at the Sprott School of Business at Carleton University, retired Head of the Public Service Commission and Assistant Auditor General

See Maria Barrados’s bio here

9:00 AM – 9:10 AM


Tom Wileman, PPX Symposium Co-Chair

9:10 AM –10:20 AM


Stocktaking on GBA+ and Diversity
Dr. Jane Whynot, Partner, Goss Gilroy Inc. and part-time Professor, Carleton University

See Dr. Jane Whynot’s bio here

10:20 AM – 10:30 AM

Wellness Health Break

10:30 AM – 11:45 AM

Keynote Speaker

Diversity, Wellness and Mental Health
Naheed Nenshi, Former Mayor of Calgary

See Naheed Nenshi’s bio here

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM


12:30 PM –1:45 PM

Panel Discussion C

Mental Health in Crisis

Moderator: Melanie Winzer, Senior Director, Public Services and Procurement Canada and PPX Vice-President

See Melanie Winzer’s bio here





– Merv Gilbert, PHD, Director, Vancouver Psych Health and Safety , Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University

See Merv Gilbert’s bio here





– Jennifer Feeney-Svab, Director Wellness and Mental Health, Treasury Board Secretariat

See Dr. Jennifer Feeney-Svab’s bio here





– Wesley Yung, Director of the International Cooperation and Methodology Innovation Center at Statistics Canada

See Dr. Wesley Yung’s bio here

1:45 PM – 1:55 PM

Wellness Health Break

2:00 PM – 3:15 PM

Closing Keynote

What Does Resilience Mean And How to Measure It?
Dr. Lisa Bélanger – Behavioural Change Expert | Researcher

See Dr. Lisa Bélanger’s bio here

2022 Speakers

Please stay tuned for more details to come

Cancellation policy:

Full refund will be given for requests received in writing no later than September 3, 2022. After September 3rd, 2022. No refunds will be issued. However, we will accept substitute delegates.

No-shows policy:

No-shows will result in full registration fee payment being due.

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