Paul-Émile Cloutier was appointed President and CEO of HealthCareCAN, effective June 12, 2017. Before coming to HealthCareCAN, Paul-Émile Cloutier was Vice-President of Advocacy and External Relations of Genome Canada, where he was responsible for managing government and stakeholder relations, communications, events and sponsorships. Prior to that, he spent 11 years at the Canadian Medical Association, initially as Assistant Secretary General, and then as CEO and Secretary General responsible for strategic planning, stakeholder relations and alliances, as well as overseeing the policy direction of the Association. Mr. Cloutier also worked as a senior executive at VIA Rail Canada and for the Ontario Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs. He has held a number of policy and strategic direction positions in the federal departments of Immigration Canada, External Relations and International Development, and Indigenous and Northern Affairs, where he honed an excellent understanding of the federal-provincial dynamic.
A Montreal native, Mr. Cloutier is fully bilingual and holds two master’s degrees (Health Administration and Political Science) and two bachelor’s degrees (Social Sciences and Political Science) from the University of Ottawa, where he has also been a lecturer in Political Science. Over the years, Paul-Émile has been an active member in the community and served on a number of Boards, including his current role on the Kemptville District Hospital Board.