Breakfast Speaker Series


Breakfast Speaker Series
October 24, 2018

Greening Government: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Delivering complex federal programs increasingly requires an inter-disciplinary approach. Organizational stove pipes and silos are gradually being torn down in favor of horizontal approaches that bridge the traditional divide between functions and leverage the expertise of many disciplines.

Join the Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) and the Canadian Institute for Procurement and Materiel Management (CIPMM) on October 24th to learn about concrete examples of how the federal procurement, real property and materiel management communities have successfully worked together to deliver on the government’s Greening Government priority.

Francine Berry and Annick Champoux from Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) will:

  • Highlight successes in greening the “accommodations” commodity and share lessons learned, tips and tricks for bridging the traditional divide between Procurement and Real Property.
  • Lead an interactive discussion on how the Real Property, Procurement and Materiel Management communities can tackle the greening of other commodity areas such as construction, renovations and refits. Representatives from PSPC’s Real Property Sustainable Buildingshave kindly accepted to be on hand to contribute their expertise to the conversation.


View the presentation here:


Francine Berry, Defence and Marine Procurement Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada


Francine Berry is a Green Procurement Analyst and has over 18 years experience in greening government operations and a passion for the environment. Francine has a strong holistic knowledge of environmental and sustainable development issues/management, performance measure development and target setting as well as targeted communications. The PSPC Green Procurement Team is instrumental in implementing the Federal Policy on Green Procurement by working with procurement officers to integrate environmental considerations into procurement instruments that enable government departments and agencies to buy smarter by reducing their environmental impact while containing costs.

Annick Champoux, Defence and Marine Procurement Branch, Public Services and Procurement Canada


Annick Champoux has worked in the procurement sector of Public Services and Procurement Canada since 2006. She has held a number of roles including Procurement Specialist, Strategic Analyst, and Chief Quality Assurance Officer for Quebec Region. For several years, she has also been integrating social and environmental factors into public procurement. Her Master's degree in Environmental Management, obtained in 2014, focused on analyzing the constraints of integrating the different aspects of sustainable development into PSPC's public procurement. Together with her colleague, Francine Berry, she is continuing her efforts to include environmental and social criteria at a national level as a senior policy analyst in the PSPC Strategic Policy Sector.

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 24, 2018


8:30 am to 9:00 am
Light Breakfast

9:00 am to 10:30 am


National Research Council
100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

**Limited free parking available.


Free! Includes light breakfast refreshments!


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