Megan Nichols

Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada

Megan Nichols was appointed Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the Environmental Protection Branch at Environment and Climate Change Canada in January 2023. She joined ECCC from Transport Canada, where she spent four years, first as the Director General of Environmental Policy, and then as Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Policy.

Prior to her time at Transport Canada, Megan was Director General in the Lands and Minerals Sector at Natural Resources Canada, with responsibility for the leadership of Canada’s mining policy. From 2012-2017, Megan held a number of positions at Public Safety Canada, focused mainly on international and Canada-U.S. border and security issues.

Megan spent six years designing and managing public infrastructure funding programs at Infrastructure Canada, including the First Nations Infrastructure Fund. From 1999 to 2004, she worked in the Canadian Heritage portfolio, where she developed international cultural policy initiatives, delivered programming for the Canada Council of the Arts, and supported the department’s portfolio management and corporate secretariat functions.

Megan holds a Master’s degree in History from Queen’s University. She lives in Chelsea, Quebec with her family

Speaker Sessions

The Net-Zero Challenge: A Business Perspective on Net-Zero Commitments and Planning

  • Reaching Destination Net Zero
  • Government Policy and Corporate Governance
  • Finance, Trade and Investment
  • Innovation, Technology and Deployment
Session Date
Wednesday, Feb 14 2024 | 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Featuring
Eva Musso Head of Sustainability and Government Relations, BASF
Amy Geisberger Sustainability Manager, Siemens Canada
Wendy Avis Director, Climate and Environment, Vancouver Airport Authority
Jamie Madill Director of Sustainability, Platinum Pro-Claim Restoration and The Pro-Claim Group
Lawrence Hanson Associate Deputy Minister, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Megan Nichols Associate Assistant Deputy Minister, Environmental Protection Branch, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Parliamentary Secretary Julie Dabrusin Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, Government of Canada
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