Jeanne Sauvé Career Development Program

In Canada’s broadcast and communications industry, knowledge is power. The WCT Jeanne Sauvé Career Development Program is a “backstage pass" to the private and public sectors of the industry. This intensive learning experience offers new perspectives, insights and direct access to influential policy and regulatory decision makers and equips participants with new ways to think, work and springboard their careers. If you work in telecommunications or the media industry and are interested in policy and program design, this program is a unique way to gain unparalleled access to the area of communications regulation and policy.

Applications are now closed for the 2020 wct jeanne sauvé career development program.


About the Program

The WCT Jeanne Sauvé Career Development Program is a self-directed program that offers an in-depth look at communications regulation and policy. Six participants – one each from Innovation, Science and Economic Development (ISED), Canadian Heritage and the CRTC and three from private-sector organizations – take part in a two-week rotation. They work together to create a customized agenda that meets the objectives and interests of the group. Participants learn first-hand how private industry, government and regulatory agencies respond to new issues and challenges. They also examine questions about program design, strategy and how best to meet the needs of customers, legislators and stakeholders.


Who can apply to the program?

Private Sector

WCT members working in management or preparing for a management role in the communications industry with a background or experience that makes this program's policy and regulatory focus relevant. We encourage participants from Canada's largest media and broadcast companies and smaller broadcast organizations. 

Public sector

WCT members working for Canadian Heritage, ISED or the CRTC. If you are interested in participating on behalf on another public sector organization, please contact us.


2019 Program Participants

We congratulate the women below who were selected to participate in the 2019 program.


Cheryl Fougere

Senior Manager, Government Affairs,

Sujata Raisinghani
Team Lead in Strategic Communications
for Broadcasting and Telecommunications, 


Susie Hendrie

Senior Manager, Privacy Policy,


Miranda Kong​

Acting Manager, Connecting Canadians Branch,
Digital Transformation Service Sector,
Innovation, Science and Economic Development

Lisa Gotlieb

Policy and Research Analyst, Broadcasting,
Copyright and Creative Marketplace Branch,
Heritage Canada