As part of Employment and Social Development Canada, Janet Goulding brings over 25 years of public service policy, program, and operational experience to her current role as acting Assistant Deputy Minister responsible for income security and social development. Janet provides leadership at the federal level on income security, senior’s issues, homelessness, volunteering, social innovation and the public pension programs –the Canada Pension Plan, Old Age Security and the Guaranteed Income Supplement. Her portfolio is responsible for leading the development of social policies and programs that improve outcomes for vulnerable populations and communities who face social and economic challenges. Much of this work is horizontal in nature, cross-cutting ministerial, provincial/territorial and municipal responsibilities. Current work of particular interest includes a new Social Finance Fund, an Indigenous Growth Fund and the roll-out of Reaching Home: Canada’s Homelessness Strategy. Janet has a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree with a Major in Law and a Concentration in Criminology from Carleton University. She also holds a Certificate in Public Sector Management and Governance from the University of Ottawa.