The CAnD3 Annual Report is here!


The CAnD3 governance structure is designed to enable a collaborative partnership that offers a dynamic, nimble training program to best tool up our trainees and staff participants and support data-driven decision-making in multiple sectors of society.

Graphic representing CAnD3's governance structure: executive committee at the top; substantive, skills, trainee, international, and intersectoral committees working one level below; and the trainee assembly working out of the trainee committee on a third level

The committees reflect the core features of the program and all key stakeholders in CAnD3 are represented in their membership to ensure that our governance processes integrate the perspectives of all sectors into co-construction processes. Committee membership is one to three years and is renewed in a staggered fashion to maximize organizational memory and committee function.

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Executive Committee

The executive committee provides intellectual and strategic direction, oversight on operations and finances, and final decision-making authority on all key partnership components.

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Substantive Committee

The substantive content committee ensures coverage of all substantive areas, including four population aging axes, throughout the monthly learning activities and consortium-wide events.

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Skills Committee

The skills training committee ensures coverage of partners’ priorities for our skills (population data science, data-to-decision-making) throughout the monthly learning activities and consortium-wide events.

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Intersectoral Committee

The intersectoral committee facilitates the input of CAnD3 partners in key deliberations and decision-making, providing advice on addressing the research and training needs of the non-academic CAnD3 partners.

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Trainee Assembly

The training assembly ensures the ongoing monitoring of trainee progress and satisfaction with the CAnD3 training program.

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International Committee

The international partner engagement committee supports high-quality international partner and trainee experience, including linkages to decision-makers in international jurisdictions.


Committee Composition

Executive Committee Members

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (Chair) | McGill University

Paul Holyoke SE Health

Sakeef Karim | Alumni Representative | CAnD3 Fellow 2020-21

Anne Martin-Matthews University of British Columbia

Melinda Mills Leverhulme Centre for Demographic Science, Oxford University

Lisa Strohschein University of Alberta 

Miles Taylor Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, Florida State University 

Anna Zajacova University of Western Ontario


Substantive Content Committee Members

Miles Taylor (Chair) Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy, Florida State University

Mari Aaltonen | Alumni Representative | CAnD3 Fellow 2020-21

Catherine Haeck Research Group on Human Capital, Université du Québec à Montréal

Janice Keefe Mount Saint Vincent University 

Darcy Reynard Employment and Social Development of Canada (ESDC)

Markus Schafer University of Toronto 

Skills Training Committee Members

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée (Chair) | McGill University

Grant Gibson | CRDCN

Sakeef Karim | Alumni Representative | CAnD3 Fellow 2020-21

Rachel Margolis | University of Western Ontario

Kim McGrail | Population Data BC

Claudia Sanmartin Statistics Canada 

Laura WrightUniversity of Saskatchewan

Tim Elrick| McGill University

Intersectoral Committee Members

Paul Holyoke (Chair) | SE Health

Myriam Dery Chantier de l'économie sociale

Eric GuimondIndigenous Services Canada

Paul Holness Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Lacey Langlois Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Yadav Maharajh Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Karen Mihorean | Statistics Canada

Doug Norris Environics Analytics

Mete Pamir | Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Amélie Quesnel-Vallée | McGill University

Emily Daina ŠarasKnowli Data Science

Ladanya Ramirez Surmeier | Alumni Representative | CAnD3 Fellow 2020-21

Caroline Whitby | Employment and Social Development Canada (ESDC)

Trainee Assembly Members

The mandate of the training assembly is to ensure the ongoing monitoring of the progress and satisfaction of trainees with the CAnD3 training program.




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