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Community of Federal Regulators

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About the CFR
The Community of Federal Regulators is a Government of Canada inter-departmental community working together to strengthen the capacity of federal regulatory professionals, thereby supporting to build a regulatory community Canadians trust to maintain and strengthen regulations affecting health, safety, security and prosperity in a sustainable society.

The activities of the Community of Federal Regulators are supported and delivered through the CFR Office housed in Health Canada. The primary functions of the Office are to plan/promote regulatory learning and development activities, to identify and facilitate collaborations for innovative ways of working in the regulatory field, and to enable exchange of effective regulatory strategies/tools between regulatory organizations.

To enhance and sustain the capacity of the federal regulatory community through learning, partnerships and best practices

A regulatory community Canadians trust to maintain and strengthen their health, safety, security and prosperity in a sustainable society

CFR Governance Structure
The CFR is championed by the Executive Vice-President of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Jean-Guy Forgeron. Also supporting the community and providing direction to the CFR Office are two Assistant Deputy Minister Co-Champions: Michael DeJong (Assistant Secretary, Regulatory Affairs Sector at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat) and Linsey Hollett (Assistant Deputy Minister, Regulatory Operations and Enforcement Branch, Health Canada).

CFR is also governed by a DG Committee is comprised of Director Generals from CFR partner organizations. The group is tasked to provide guidance in the development of CFR plans to ensure that community resources are allocated towards priority activities that suit community needs.

CFR Strategic Plan 2023-2028
The CFR Strategic Plan 2023-2028 includes 5 strategic priorities that guide how we prioritize and operationalize our activities in annual plans, and introduces our value proposition to the community.