The Policy Advisory Groups (PAGs).

Supply Chain Canada is establishing Policy Advisory Groups (PAGs). Each chair of these PAGs will also serve on the Critical Issues Committee, chaired by the President and CEO of Supply Chain Canada.

Supply chain issues are increasingly front-of-mind for businesses, media, and government. The last several years have been difficult, and there has been a broad realization how critical supply chain security is to Canada’s success.

The next several years will be critical for our sector, positioning us for increased recognition of the trade, including accreditation, more partnership opportunities, and growing recruitment. We have a real opportunity to elevate our profession and our industry on multiple fronts.

The PAGs are designed capture that momentum, and will be a valuable forum for identifying issues, building opportunities, and sharing knowledge with some of the bright minds in the sector. They represent an opportunity to work through complex public policy issues and directly influence policy makers across the country.

They will also be a valuable opportunity for networking and positioning members and organizations as key influencers.

Construction Supply Chain

The Construction Supply Chain PAG will focus on issues relating to the industry, like cost and availability of building materials, shipping, labour, safety, expanding domestic production capacity, and regulations. The PAG includes experts in large multi-faceted construction projects, materials and supplier management, regulatory affairs, labour and safety, framework contracts and partnering agreements.

Food Supply Chain PAG

The Food Supply Chain PAG tackles the most pressing issues affecting the reliability, security, safety, and sustainability of Canada’s food supply chain and includes experts in growing, producing, procuring, transporting, exporting, importing, and retailing of food in Canada.

Healthcare and Pharma Supply Chain

The Healthcare and Pharma PAG will tackle issues relating to the health care sector, including labour, regulatory hurdles, cyber and physical security, and technology development. This will also include patenting, physical health care spaces, and government integration and co-operation. Professionals and experts in the health sector, security, regulatory affairs, and infrastructure will make up this PAG.

Labour and Training

This PAG will focus on tackling critical labour and training shortages and gaps, which underlies the entire supply chain. This PAG will focus on identifying gaps in training programs, opportunities to partner with government, building programs with private industry, and identifying recruitment opportunities. This PAG will be made up of experts across the spectrum.

Manufacturing Supply Chain

The Manufacturing Supply Chain PAG will tackle issues relating to the country’s competitiveness, opportunities for cross-sectoral partnerships, labour issues, transportation and physical and cyber-security. The PAG includes experts in global trade, production, operations, logistics and distribution.

Natural Resources and Extractives Supply Chain

The Natural Resources and Extractives Supply Chain PAG addresses issues relating to regulatory affairs, labour availability, safety and security, physical and cyber security, and exporting. It will delve into Canadian energy security and opportunities for growing the international market. The PAG includes experts in exporting and importing, security, government and regulatory affairs.

Public Sector Procurement and Supply Chain Diversification

This PAG will identify and respond to issues relating to public sector procurement, including legal challenges, operational difficulties, regulation hurdles and ensuring government policy is appropriately responsive to supply chain needs. The PAG includes experts in regulations, law, diversity, and government.

Retail Supply Chain

The Retail Supply Chain PAG focuses on the pressing issues affecting the availability, reliability, and security of Canada’s retail sector. The PAG includes experts in procurement, demand planning, fulfillment, logistics and transportation, inventory, omnichannel and returns.

Supply Chain in the North

The Supply Chain in the North PAG takes on the unique challenges that are faced by Northern Canada, including logistical and geographical issues, high operational costs, diversity of supply and ensuring a strong quality-of-life. The PAG includes experts in logistics and transportation with expertise in the challenges specific to the North.

Transportation and Logistics

The Transportation and Logistics PAG will address the most pressing issues affecting Canada’s infrastructure, physical and cyber-security, development opportunities, and promoting cross-jurisdictional co-operation. The PAG includes experts in logistics, infrastructure, transportation, and security, across sea, rail, truck, and air supply chains.

Put Yourself Forward.
Discover the subject matter each PAG will cover and the sort of talent we are looking for to participate.


Why Join a PAG?

1. Be at the forefront of issues, and collaborate with some of the brightest minds across the sector

2. Expand your networks with fellow industry leaders

3. Directly influence policy makers across the country

4. Position yourself and your organization as an influencer on critical issues.

5. Help strengthen our country’s supply chain plan, response, and resilience



Thank you for your submission.

PAG Interest

(Option to select up to 3)
Please share with us why you are interested in applying to participate in these PAGs, and be sure to note any applicable experience you have that would be valuable:

Each chair of the PAG would sit on a Critical Issues Committee chaired by the President of Supply Chain Canada.