Director General, Human Resources Services; Health Canada
Gérard Etienne is the Director General Human Resources at Health Canada. He is the former Vice President, Human Resources for TD Bank Financial Group. He started his career at the City of Ottawa, as a receptionist after having completed his Master’s degree in Education.
Gérard joined the Department of National Defence Canadian Forces Personnel Support Agency in 1996 as a Job Evaluation Specialist. In 1997 he became the Director Compensation and Benefits and he was appointed VP Human Resources in 2001.
In 2004, Gérard joined TD Bank Financial Group as Vice President HR to coordinate the implementation of the overall diversity strategy within TDBFG.
Gérard has a Master’s degree in Industrial Relations from l’Université du Québec à Hull; a MBA from l’Université du Québec à Montréal; a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Ottawa, a Bachelor of Social Sciences and a Bachelor of Administration from the University of Ottawa.
He has completed his course curricula and his comprehensive exams for a Ph.D in Industrial Relations. He was conferred the designation Fellow, Institute of Canadian Bankers with Honours. He has published articles in scientific journals such as Human Resources Management Canada.