Photo Jan Michaels

Jan began volunteering as CMO Program Coordinator in August 2013 enticed by her interest in public service, curiosity about peace-building in communities and extensive experience in starting and building new organisations. Prior to joining CMO, her last position in the Canadian federal government was as Senior Director of Labour Standards and Workplace Equity in the Labour Program. As a result of some of this work, in 2013 she received a Canadian Human Rights Commission Award as a “Human Rights Leader for an Outstanding Contribution”. Jan worked for the federal government for 23 years in a variety of other policy and organisational development positions at Treasury Board Secretariat, Library and Archives Canada and the Department of Canadian Heritage. Prior to becoming a policy manager, Jan had a career as a book and document conservator and preservation expert, running conservation treatment and preservation programs in Scotland and for the National Library of Canada.