Governance Structure

The Joint Learning Program (JLP) is guided by a Joint Steering Committee that is co-chaired by Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) President, Robyn Benson and Sally Thornton, Assistant Deputy Minister, Governance, Planning and Policies, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. The Joint Steering Committee is comprised of three senior representatives from the Union and three senior representatives from the Employer. Non-voting members representing the Union and the Employer are also part of the Joint Steering Committee.

Two Co-Directors have been appointed to coordinate the program, and a national JLP administrative office has been established. The office is located in the PSAC headquarters at 233 Gilmour and is staffed by PSAC and federal Public Service employees. Twelve regional coordinators (two coordinators for each region, one representing the union and the other one the employer) have been hired in the six following regions: Atlantic Region, Quebec Region, National Capital Region, Ontario and Nunavut Region, Prairies and Northwest Territories and British Columbia and Yukon Region


Union RepresentativesEmployer Representatives
Robyn Benson Sally Thornton
Larry Rousseau Jacynthe Seguin
Jean-Pierre Fortin Susan Nutbrown
Sarah Bélanger Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms
Non-voting members
Stéphane Aubry, Professional Institute of the Public Service
Emmanuelle Tremblay, Canadian Association of Professional Employees
National Joint Council Bargaining Agent Side Secretary
Andrea Dean
JLP Steering Committee

The JLP Joint Steering Committee: From left to right, seated, Sally Thornton and Robyn Benson;
standing, Stéphane Aubry, Jacynthe Seguin, Andrea Dean, Jean-Pierre Fortin, Susan Nutbrown and Margaret Van Amelsvoort-Thoms. Absents, Emmanuelle Tremblay, Larry Rousseau and Sarah Bélanger