Janet Bax


Janet Bax

Project Director

Janet is a Project Director at the Council of Canadian Academies (CCA). She is responsible for leading assessment projects, including the development of operational plans and budgets, completion of assessment-specific research, and oversight of report development.

Prior to joining the CCA, Janet served as Executive Director of the Federal Healthcare Partnership Secretariat in the Department of Veterans Affairs. Previous to that, she worked for six years in the Department of Public Safety where she was responsible for emergency preparedness and recovery. Before joining the Government of Canada, Janet worked in various capacities in the Government of Ontario, including the positions of Executive Secretary of the Ontario Quebec Permanent Commission, as a senior representative for Ontario in Brussels, as a special advisor to develop an overseas higher education marketing strategy for the Ministry of Colleges and Universities, and as a director in the Ontario Women’s Directorate.

Janet’s substantial career in the federal public service also included positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs, as Director of the Academic Relations Division, and as Consul, Cultural Affairs in New York; in Environment Canada on policy development, climate change and federal/provincial and territorial relations; in Heritage Canada as communications advisor to the minister; and at the Millennium Bureau.

Janet has a background in politics and French, having studied at the College of Europe in Belgium, the Sorbonne, the University of London and York and Trent Universities in Canada.

Janet has led the Strengthening Canada’s Research Capacity: The Gender Dimension, The State of Industrial R&D in Canada, Some Assembly Required: STEM Skills and Canada’s Economic Productivity, and Aboriginal Food Security in Northern Canada: An Assessment of the State of Knowledge assessments.