Director, Public Policy

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Patrick Watson


Patrick Watson

Patrick has over 16 years of Government experience with the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada in the Departments of Tourism, Natural Resources, Foreign Affairs and most recently Indigenous Services.

Amongst his achievements as Manager of Research and Innovation, Patrick successfully led a Pan-Canadian team to support the first research project by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) concerning Indigenous economic Development: “Linking Indigenous Communities to Regional Development.”  Patrick is grateful to have benefited from the leadership of Canadian Indigenous Elders, Leaders, Nations and Institutions.  Patrick is passionate about supporting Indigenous participation at important multinational institutions such as the OECD.

Patrick holds a Master of Arts Degree in International Relations: Global Finance and International Trade at the Normal Paterson School of International Affairs (Carleton University), Magna Cum Laude.

He is the proud husband as well as a father of two young children.  In his spare time, Patrick enjoys playing squash, running and barbecuing on his Big Green Eggs.