As part of Employment and Social Development Canada, Janet Goulding brings over 25 years of public policy, program, and operational experience to her current role as Associate Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for the Income Security and Social Development Branch. Janet provides leadership at the federal level on homelessness policy, volunteering, social innovation and social finance, community development and the Canada Pension Plan Disability program. Her portfolio is responsible for leading the development of social policies and programs that improve outcomes for vulnerable populations and communities who face social and economic challenges. Janet has a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree with a Major in Law and a Concentration in Criminology from Carleton University. She also holds a Certificate in Public Sector Management and Governance from the University of Ottawa.