Dip. Applied Arts in Business Administration (Eastern Ontario Institute of Technology) (now Algonquin College)
Dip. Administration (Ryerson Polytechnic Institute) (now Ryerson University)
Mr. Levin is a former senior federal public servant whose consulting work over the past ten years has focused on strategic analysis, policy development and the organization of multi-stakeholder and intergovernmental consultations on public issues.
He began his professional career in the public sector as an Administrator with the Departmen of
Secretary of State, 1970-1975, where he was responsible for administration of a national
Evaluation Task Force, reviewing several new youth employment programs, including
Opportunities for Youth, Canada World Youth, and Hostels and Kiosks. He subsequently served as Program Chief (1975-1986) with the Canada Employment and Immigration Commission (CEIC), responsible for the design, implementation and delivery of a variety of youth employment and community development programs. This entailed training and orientation of both headquarters and regional officials for programs requiring both decentralized and centralized delivery, and extensive liaison with national NGOs involved in program delivery.
Between 1986 and 1998, Mr. Levin served as Senior Policy Advisor with Human Resources Development Canada. Responsibilities included: preparation of Deputy Minister Briefings for senior-level policy and program meetings; planning and organization of senior-level conference calls and regional travel; co-ordination of multilateral consultations; development of position papers; and supporting the Assistant Deputy Minister in the conduct of bilateral and multilateral negotiations of federal/provincial/territorial agreements.
Since leaving the federal public service in 1998, Mr. Levin has undertaken a variety of consulting assignments with organizations in the public, private and voluntary sectors. These include:
reporting on public and stakeholder consultations on national mandatory greenhouse gas emission reporting and assistance with an implementation plan to reduce woodstove smoke emissions, for Environment Canada; development of a work plan for the national Voluntary Sector Initiative for Canadian Heritage; evaluation of the Valuing Literacy program for the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council; analysis of means to streamline applications processes for the Canada Pension Plan and Old Age Security programs for Human Resources Development Canada; and preparation of a descriptive and analytical overview of health and environment linkages in decision making for Health Canada. He also assisted in the analysis of security issues for rail and mass transit for Transport Canada, and undertook research for a report on the State of the Metis Nation for the Metis National Council.
Mr. Levin’s work on Memoranda to Cabinet and/or Treasury Board submissions includes proposals dealing with diverse issues: a tobacco regulation initiative, new funding for health risk assessments under CEPA, and support for a Natural Health Products Program, for Health Canada; funding for water quality monitoring for the Devil’s Lake diversion project, and support for environmental monitoring of genetically modified organisms, for Environment Canada; and enhancement of Indian school systems and educational programming for Indian Affairs and Northern Development.
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