Daphna and Michael are Policy Analysts in the Strategic Policy Branch of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC). They both work on the development of the next generation of agriculture and agri-food policy - new policy that will help the sector succeed in the changing global environment.
Prior to working at AAFC, and after earning her B.A. in Economics and History, Daphna worked at the National Homelessness Initiative. She began as a co-op student and was bridged into a full-time position after finishing her Master's in Public Administration. Shortly thereafter, she transferred to AAFC.
Daphna enjoys the fact that the work she does is relevant to all Canadians.
The most rewarding aspect of her job is the atmosphere in the office.
After earning his B.Sc. and M.A. in Economics, Michael joined AAFC in 2003 and was hired through the Economic and Social Science Development Program (ESDP). After joining AAFC, he worked on a task force dealing with the effects of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE), more commonly known as mad cow disease, in Canada. Michael helped create innovative short-term measures to help with the immediate economic pressures facing the beef and cattle industry as well as developing longer-term recovery plans.
Working for AAFC has shown him a new side to the agriculture industry.
A sense of pride among his colleagues and a deep commitment to assisting the industry while serving the interests of all Canadians are what Michael enjoys about working in the Public Service.