After almost a decade in management positions in both the private and public sectors, Janice Pettit joined the PEI provincial government in 2000 as one of only two new management trainees. While in the program, she took on a variety of roles within six departments over a three-year period before settling in the department of Health and Social Services. In late 2005, she accepted a position in Executive Council Office where she has had the opportunity to work for three Premiers and seven Clerks. Each one brings their own perspective to the office which has provided Janice with a diverse scope for change. During this time, she has coordinated an internship program for 100 recent graduates, planned Royal Visit tours for both Prince William and Charles, and organized a variety of Premiers’ conferences.
Her current role in Executive Council Office includes managing Engage PEI, coordinating and supporting the Deputy Minister Council and various sub-committees of the Council, conducting and coordinating Policy PEI training sessions for civil service employees, and providing a corporate function within the office as Business Continuity Manager, FOIPP Liaison and Web Renewal Coordinator.
Janice has been involved with IPAC since joining the provincial government as a member, regional group representative and chair, Atlantic region chair, co-chair of the 2006 national conference held in PEI, and currently the regional representative responsible for the 2017 national conference. She has also volunteered with numerous community organizations.
In her free time, she enjoys running and leading training sessions at the Running Room, gardening in the summer, and skiing in the winter. She and her husband reside in Cornwall and have two adult sons attending the University of Prince Edward Island.