Board of Directors
Christine Desloges joined the Board of the Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care in September 2021 and was appointed Co-Chair of its Quality and Client Service Committee, of which she has been a member since 2016. She also served (2016-2020) as a Director of the Board of the Yee Hong Community Wellness Foundation.
In Ottawa, Christine joined the Board of Directors of the Queensway Carleton Hospital (QCH) in 2018. As a member of its Executive Committee, she was appointed in 2020, Chair of the Board’s Governance and Nomination Committee. Previously, she had served on several other committees, including its Quality and Patient Safety Committee as well as its Patient and Family Advisory Council.
These extensive and inter-related Board/ Committee responsibilities and experiences enable Christine to familiarize herself with the scope, quality and delivery of long-term care and wellness services for seniors, a major focus of her volunteer community service since retirement in 2015 from the federal Foreign Service.
Christine has been actively promoting community service focusing on the wellbeing and welfare of retirees and seniors. She has been a Director of the Board since 2017, of the 34,000-member Ottawa Branch of the National Association of Federal Retirees. She served (2017-2019) as the Board’s Vice-President and Chair of its Membership and Services Committee, where she spearheaded a Financial Literacy program as well as a comprehensive service review to more effectively address its members’ evolving needs. As member of the Ottawa Branch Community Liaison Committee, her major focus has been on fostering cooperative partnerships with other community service organizations to enhance senior care in the national capital community.
Christine retired in 2015 as a federal Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) after 35 years of service. She has held leadership positions in Passport Canada, Canada’s Foreign and International Trade Service, nation-wide Government-on-Line client-centric service delivery initiative as well as service transformation at Treasury Board Secretariat.
Christine holds the ICD.D designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors. She received an MA in International Affairs (Carleton University) and a BA in Spanish Studies (St Thomas University). She also studied Spanish (Universidad Menendez Pelayo, Spain) and Mandarin Chinese (Singapore National University).
She is a recipient of the Canadian Government’s Head of Public Service Award of Excellence (Management/2006); Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal (Public Service/2012) and National Association of Federal Retirees (Collaboration/2018).