International and Intergovernmental Affairs and Sport Sector
Who We Are
The International Affairs Branch serves a fundamental, dual role within the Department. The Branch gathers information and expertise from the International environment and shares the Department's expertise to build and enhance opportunities on the international scene.
Planning and Intergovernmental Affairs
The Intergovernmental Affairs Directorate provides coherent policy and intelligence-based expertise and leadership on the intergovernmental dimensions of PCH policies, programs and activities.
The Tourism group of PCH works with federal departments and agencies, the provinces and territories, and national private organizations to raise awareness and enhance mutual understanding and respect between tourism and the culture and sport sectors. One of our objectives is to establish and promote the strategic economic importance of the culture to the tourism sector.
The Sector Planning and Results Management group manages the planning, reporting and integrated performance measurement processes, including the establishment of short- and long-term priorities and strategic objectives for the sector. It serves as a centre of expertise for the sector with regards to planning, accountability and results management.
The Resource Management Directorate provides advice and services to ensure that the Sector has the adequate resources in the areas of human resources, financial management, administration and information technology.
Sport Canada supports actions towards building a more cohesive and creative Canada. Sport is a widespread cultural phenomenon that unites Canadians through grass-roots initiatives and the achievement of excellence. In carrying out its mission, Sport Canada's focus is on providing leadership, expertise and strategic support, as an inclusive, responsive and valued partner within the sport community. Through policy leadership and strategic investments in the sport system, Sport Canada enhances opportunities for Canadians to participate and excel in sport.
Our Successes and Achievements
UNESCO Convention - Promoting the value of cultural diversity internationally.
Engaging the Americas - Chairing the Culture Committee of the Organization of American States and promoting the value of culture to improve society through the Americas.
TV5 - Sharing Canadian-made French content with the world and offering Canadians a window on the Francophonie.
Bilateral Relations - Sharing Canadian perspectives and expertise through bilateral missions; learning from the world and contributing to Canadian policy and program development.
Co-productions - Advancing the audiovisual industry in Canada and promoting and disseminating Canadian culture abroad.
Anti-Doping - Advancing Canada's international leadership and furthering the anti-doping movement.
North American Indigenous Games - Supporting the hosting of the 2008 NAIG games in Cowichan, British Columbia.
Road to Excellence Program - Increasing the Government of Canada funding commitment to help Canada's summer athletes achieve podium results.
Olympics - Supporting Canada's high performance olympic and paralympic athletes who compete internationally.
Federal/Provincial and Territorial Relations - Coordinating the FPT Table of Ministers responsible for Culture and Heritage and ensuring coherence between all FPT activities across the Department.
Tourism - Coordinating the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Culture/Heritage and Tourism Initiative (FPTTI) and contributing actively to Tourism Month.
GREAT REASONS TO MAKE YOUR CA REER WITH US
Employees are assisted in developing their second language skills while being able to work in the language of their choice.
Employees have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of stakeholders. Some examples include National Sport Organizations, Canadian athletes, Provincial and Territorial governments, other federal departments and various international partners.
Innovation and Creativity
New ideas, creativity and clear thinking are essential as we seek new opportunities to build Canada's leadership role internationally in culture and sport.
IIAS's welcoming and collegial environment is a fun place to work. From staff participation in soccer and hockey tournaments to professional development retreats and social functions, this Branch is a great place to work.
The work of Sport Canada contributes to enhancing the health and well being of Canadians and the achievement of excellence by Canadian athletes competing at international levels.
Open Door to all Sectors
Our role at intergovernmental affairs provides us an opportunity to work with all sectors of the Department and keep in touch with colleagues and abreast of a wide range of files.
Employees demonstrate a strong passion for their work. This dedication and motivation translates into an unparalleled professional experience.
Work/life balance is a key component of our work environment.
Our Wide Range of Positions
- Policy Officer
- Policy Analyst
- Program Officer
- Research Analyst
- Planning and Coordination Officer
- Briefing and Correspondence Officer
- Financial Services Officer
- Grants and Contributions Officer
- Administrative Assistant
in a Few Words...
As a newcomer to Canadian Heritage, working in this Sector has given me the opportunity to meet a number of people from a wide variety of areas throughout the Department, and to stay on the pulse of some very interesting and innovative files.
The ability to make a difference, even if it is only small step at a time.
Working on international issues is my calling and I've always wanted to be a part of this Branch. I'm a global citizen and I feel I am able to be 'me' each day as I work on issues that connect Canada to the rest of the world and vice versa. Having superiors who give me the latitude to bring my own personal creativity and leadership to the job is also a huge plus!