Pascale Elvas has focused the majority of her career on digital transformation – the last four years as an executive. She has unique experience leading start-up organisations in government.
Based in Ottawa, Canada, Pascale was a founder and Senior Director at the Canadian Digital Service. She helped scale the team from three to over 60 employees in under 18 months, recruiting top talent from around the globe. She played a key role in securing the organization’s budget, mandate and first CEO.
Before that, Pascale was the Director of the Blueprint 2020 National Secretariat. She joined the Secretariat at launch, and led a core team in seeking views about how to create a public service that is open, networked and makes smart use of technology.
Pascale was a founding member of Shared Services Canada, created in 2011 to manage the Government’s IT infrastructure. She worked in the President’s office for three years.
As a volunteer, Pascale served as Co-Chair of the Government of Canada Workplace Charitable Campaign. In this capacity, she co-founded ProjectBe – which has raised over half a million dollars for youth fundraising causes to date.
With a background in sociology, Pascale is passionate about the human aspect of where public policy and digital meet. She is the recipient of a Public Service Award of Excellence for innovation.
Ask Pascale about:
- Authorities, mission and mandate
- Recruiting and retaining top talent
- Policy levers and working in the open