Anjala Puvananathan has significant experience in the federal civil service working in predominantly policy and management positions in the areas of environment, labour markets, foreign affairs, health and public health. She is currently a Director on the Board of OAIA, and Co-Chair of the 2019 Conference Planning Committee. She is also the Regional Director at the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency.

Prior to joining the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency, Anjala was with the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) where she was the Manager, Strategic Policy, Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs and the A/Regional Director in PHAC’s Ontario and Nunavut Region. Previously Anjala held positions at Health Canada, Environment Canada, Human Resources and Social Development Canada, and Foreign Affairs and International Trade. At Health Canada, Anjala held a number of positions, including Regional Director, Strategic Policy and Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Regional Environmental Assessment Coordinator. At Environment Canada, Anjala held several positions, including Senior Negotiator of the 2002 Canada-Ontario Agreement Respecting the Great Lakes Basin Ecosystem.


Last Updated: April, 2019