“The Canadian Museum of History plays an essential role in ensuring the protection of Canada’s heritage. Given her significant experience and contributions to Canadian cultural life, I am confident in Ms. Giguère’s leadership of the board. I would also like to thank Dr. Jim Fleck for his years of outstanding service on the board. As Chair, Dr. Fleck oversaw a number of important initiatives, such as the revitalization of the Canada History Hall, and the recent measures to prepare the museum for the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
-The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage
National museums are governed by the Museums Act, which became law in 1990. The act ensures that chairpersons are appointed by the minister, with the approval of the Governor in Council.
In 2016, the Government of Canada adopted a new approach to Governor in Council appointments. This approach respects the principle of diversity and is based on an open, transparent and merit-based selection process. It results in the recommendation of competent candidates who reflect Canadian diversity.
As they become available, all appointment opportunities in the Canadian Heritage Portfolio are posted on the Governor in Council appointments website. Those interested can apply online.