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Sylvie C. Lafontaine

Sylvie C. Lafontaine

Vice-President, Standards & Chief Financial Officer


As Vice-President of the Standards Council of Canada’s (SCC) Standards branch, Ms. Lafontaine oversees the Canadian and International Standards program, which includes approval of National Standards of Canada, accreditation of Canadian organizations that develop standards, and facilitation of Canada’s participation in regional and international standards development activities. Additionally, she also provides oversight to SCC’s Consumer and Public Interest Panel.

As SCC’s Chief Financial Officer, Ms. Lafontaine provides strategic oversight over the activities of finance and corporate management services.

Professional Background

Before joining SCC, Ms. Lafontaine was responsible for strategic planning, enterprise risk management, corporate investment, and finance operations at Canada Post Corporation. In 2007, she was appointed to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Finance, Administration & Corporate Services with Service Canada (part of the federal government department of Human Resources and Skills Development Canada – HRSDC).

Ms. Lafontaine also brings a private sector view to SCC gained through experience at the Royal Bank of Canada and as part of the Audit practice at Ernst and Young.  


Ms. Lafontaine is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Administration degree with a specialization in accounting from the Université du Québec en Outaouais.

Contact details

+1 613 238 3222, ext. 410
[email protected]