President, Shared Services Canada
November 22, 2022 | 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Shared Services Canada – An Enterprise Approach to Cyber Security
Sony Perron was appointed President of Shared Services Canada (SSC) in April 2022, after having joined the department as Executive Vice-President in October 2020.
SSC is responsible for delivering digital services to Government of Canada organizations.
At the beginning of his career, Sony spent a few years in academia and the private sector after having worked at the Secretariat du Grand Montreal. His career path included roles at Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, Treasury Board Secretariat, and Economic Development Canada.
Sony then worked at Health Canada for more than 15 years, where he served in various positions, including Director General, Non-Insured Health Benefits Directorate, and Assistant Deputy Minister, Corporate Services Branch.
Prior to arriving at SSC in 2020, Sony was Associate Deputy Minister at Indigenous Services Canada, after leading the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch at Health Canada for four years.
Sony was the 2020 National Chair of the Government of Canada’s Workplace Charitable Campaign.
Sony holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from École nationale d’administration publique and a bachelor’s degree in Urban Planning from Université du Québec à Montréal. He is married and a father of three children.
He also serves as the Deputy Minister Champion for Concordia University.