Committees & Working Groups

Our committees, working groups and forums play an important role in connecting our members with strategic partner organizations and federal and regional government officials and policy makers. Participants also help direct the activities of the Association through key events and initiatives.

Benefits of participation:

  • Contribute and help grow the industry to the benefit of all Canadian businesses
  • Keep current with industry trends, challenges, or opportunities
  • Share and gain best practices
  • Continue your professional development
  • Network with your peers
  • Connect with industry leaders, government officials and top educators

To learn more about, or to join any of these groups, contact Janet Tite at

Government & Digital Transformation

Federal Public Sector Business Committees (PSBC)
Our Federal Public Sector Business Committee brings together senior corporate business leaders whose companies focus on sales to government. The committee meets monthly to monitor, assess, and advise on procurement policies and practices. Government officials are regular participants of the meetings and on developments with tech procurement initiatives. The committee has councils for large transformational projects, professional services, government relations, telecom, and terms and conditions. These councils consist of interested members and are responsible for reviewing issues and presenting recommendations to government.
Contact:  Janet Tite

Ontario Public Sector Business Committee (PSBC)
Designed for our members who do business with the Ontario Government. Members promote access, innovation, and influence with government leaders. The Committee also monitors, assesses, and advises on procurement policies and practices; and shapes messaging brought to the Ontario Government. This is your one-stop shop for all insights related to the Ontario Government.
Contact:  Janet Tite

Public Policy and Advocacy Committee (PPAC)
Helps guide TECHNATION in bringing its advocacy messaging to the Government of Canada and other jurisdictions, regarding issues standing in the way of advancing the digital economy in Canada. From data strategies, privacy, tax policies, and legal frameworks, the PPAC helps develop TECHNATION’s positioning to influence government decision-making.
Contact:  Janet Tite

Legal Working Group
A sub-committee of the PPAC, led by a member chair. The group meets on an ad hoc basis to assist TECHNATION in developing positions / responses to government consultations on privacy, tax reform, data strategies from a legal lens.
Contact:  Janet Tite

Cloud Working Group
Comprised of interested members who are responsible for developing and presenting recommendations to Government on the challenges facing both government and industry in the adoption of cloud. The working group may assist in drafting policy and guidance with regards to Cloud and how it can enable digital transformation initiatives.
Contact:  Janet Tite

Intelligent Automation Working Group
Informs public and private sectors about how adopting AI and related technologies can improve productivity and enable Canada to become more competitive in the global AI landscape. The team will develop a policy paper, events, and advocacy engagements to promote AI adoption in Canada.
Contact:  Janet Tite

Federal & Ontario Value of Procurement Modernization Working Group

The Value of Procurement Working Groups update, consult with and advise the TECHNATION Government Relations & Policy (GR&P) team with recommendations for modernizing the approach to government procurement to both achieve needed policy direction, ensure equitable opportunity for all companies, and deliver value for Canadians.
Contact:  Janet Tite


Cybersecurity Task Force and Forum
A collaborative multi-sector council, created to identify critical challenges in Canada’s cybersecurity fabric and establish action-oriented priorities and focus for a 12–18-month period.
Contact: Fatima Corera

A collaborative multi-sector council, to identify critical technology challenges and establish action-oriented priorities with a 12 to 18-month horizon. Provides a venue to unify thought leadership and action-oriented working groups, sub-committees or task force(s) to develop the program.
Contact: Fatima Corera

The Forum is anchored annually with a symposium, where nation-wide barriers to technology adoption or growth are discussed through thought leadership panels and recommendation panels. The ultimate goal is a collaboration between government and industry to drive change and accelerate national digital transformation.
Contact: Fatima Corera


Health Advocacy Committee (HAC)
Develops research and position papers that support industry partners as they make their case to various levels of government. Procurement issues are often front and center in committee work.
Contact: Elaine Huesing

Health Interoperability & Standards Task Force (HISC)
The mandate of this taskforce is to promote the adoption of internationally accepted standards for technology, nomenclature, data, and interoperability in the health sector; and to ensure our membership’s interests are being represented in key areas related to standards and emerging Provincial and Federal regulation.
Contact: Elaine Huesing

Health Membership and Program Development Committee (HMPDC)
Develops relevant educational programming and partnership events to address emerging issues in digital medicine and health. By bringing together members and potential partners.
Contact: Elaine Huesing

Health Procurement Task Force (HPT)
The mandate of this task force is to continually streamline the procurement process of healthcare technology related goods and services in Canada. Healthcare technology encompasses all hardware, devices and software that manage information related to health and wellness.
Contact: Elaine Huesing