Renee Roussel is currently Senior Director, National Operations for Regional Operations and Compliance within the Labour Program of the Government of Canada. Her role is to provide strategic direction and ensure operational readiness as part of the Canada Labour Code Part II (Occupational Health and Safety) and Part III (Labour Standards). She has been a career public servant for over 23 years and has worked for organizations such as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, Parks Canada Agency and most recently for the Department of National Defence. She has spent most of her career in Occupational Health and Safety Leadership. She completed her Masters in Business Administration with a specialization in Health and Safety Leadership.
Her leadership has allowed for the implementation of firearms for Park Wardens as part of the Government’s decision to arm. She is also currently working on a number of legislative and regulatory changes for the Canada Labour Code that will help modernize labour standards and ensure the prevention of harassment and violence in the workplace.