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Julie Cafley

Canada’s Public Policy Forum

Julie Cafley joined Canada’s Public Policy Forum as Vice-President in August 2010.  Julie leads the membership strategy for the Forum and also manages projects in the areas of public sector governance and innovation, such as a series examining Indigenous participation in economic development, innovation in Canada’s natural resource sector, adult literacy and essential skills and a project on youth civic engagement.  She also has a keen interest in diversity and innovation.

Previously, as the senior staff member to two presidents of the University of Ottawa, Julie Cafley played a key role in enhancing the profile and visibility of the University. As Chief of Staff in the Office of the President at the University of Ottawa, Julie worked closely with the President and Vice-Presidents to develop and implement strategic initiatives.

Julie holds a PhD in educational leadership from the University of Ottawa. Her thesis focused on higher education leadership through the lens of unfinished mandates of Canadian university presidents.

In 2012, she was chosen as one of the delegates for the Governor General’s Canadian Leadership Conference.  And, in 2010, she was honoured as one of the Ottawa Business Journal's top 40 under forty for her business achievement, expertise and community involvement.