Before joining the Public Service Commission as Vice President, Policy and Communications in November 2017, Patricia Jaton was Deputy Secretary, Policy, Program and Protocol at the Office of the Secretary to the Governor General for a period of six years. She and her team were responsible for Their Excellencies’ programme (all events, regional and international visits, ceremonies, etc.); for the provision of public affairs/communications, household and visitor services in both official residences; and, for managing correspondence and the development of all speeches.
Prior to this, Ms. Jaton worked at the Canada School of Public Service, holding various positions, including that of director general of the Language Training Centre. She was also director general of the Corporate Leadership Development Programs, where she led the design, development and delivery of new programs and courses for senior leaders, executives and high-potential employees in the Public Service of Canada, and for board members of crown corporations.
Prior to this, Ms. Jaton worked at Health Canada for 12 years. She led the creation of several new services, including the Centre for Workplace Ethics, the Internal Disclosure Office and the Ombudsman Service. Between 1989—when she began her career in the Public Service—and 2000, she worked in human resources and held a variety of positions within several departments.
She studied education at the Université de Sherbrooke (Quebec) as well as organizational ethics at Carleton University. In 2008, she completed the Living Leadership - The Executive Excellence Program.