Mimi Lepage

Executive Director of Information and Privacy Policy, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat

Ms. Lepage is a member of the New Brunswick Law Society and a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada. Ms. Lepage is also a member of the Canadian Bar Association and the Conference Board of Canada. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (University of Manitoba), a Law Degree (Université de Moncton) and a Master in Law (Dalhousie University). Mimi Lepage is the Executive Director for the Information and Privacy Policy Division (IPPD) within Chief Information Officer Branch (CIOB) at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat since May 2011. There, she she leads all policy-related work on the administration of the Access to Information Act and Privacy Act across the Government of Canada. Prior to that, she worked as counsel for the Canadian Human Rights Act Review Panel in 1999 headed by former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Gérard LaForest. In 2000, Ms. Lepage joined the Access to Information and Privacy Section at the Department of Justice Canada. In December 2004, she became Acting Deputy Director and Senior Counsel at Elections Canada’s Legal Services Unit, and subsequently became Acting Director and General Counsel for the Department of National Defense and Canadian Forces’ Ombudsman’s Office. In August 2007 until her arrival at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat in May 2011, Ms. Lepage was Chief Privacy Officer and General Counsel at the Canadian Institute for Health Information.