Women's Infrastructure Network
WIN Awards Program

Ottawa: 2019 WIN Awards


WIN Ottawa is looking forward to hosting the 2019 WIN Awards on Tuesday, April 23.

We’re, once again, please to host an esteemed panel:

Kelly Gillis
Deputy Minister
Infrastructure Canada

Diane Orange
Assistant Deputy Minister
Treasury Board Secretariat

Pamela Sweet
Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Realty
National Capital Commission

Jennifer Garrett
Director General for the Centre Block Renovation Project
Public Services and Procurement Canada


Kelly Gillis


Kelly Gillis was appointed Deputy Minister, Infrastructure and Communities in September 2017. Prior to this appointment, Kelly served as Associate Deputy Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED). In this role, Kelly worked with the Deputy Minister in supporting three Ministers for a large department of about 5,000 staff. They led a Department playing a key role in developing Canada’s Inclusive Innovation Agenda, which helped develop an economy that promotes clean growth, high-quality jobs and increased prosperity.

Kelly has also held roles as the Senior Assistant Deputy Minister, Spectrum, Information Technologies and Telecommunications (SITT) Sector, and the Chief Financial Officer – both at Industry Canada. She was also Assistant Secretary and CFO, Corporate Services Sector, at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat.

Kelly holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Graduate Diploma in Public Accounting from McGill University and is also a qualified chartered accountant. Kelly is originally from Montréal. She and her husband have three children.


Diane Orange


Diane Orange is the Assistant Deputy Minister, Horizontal Fixed Asset Review at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat. Prior to this position, she served as the Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Corporate Services (2012-2017), and as the Special Advisor, Science Enterprise Centres Initiative at Fisheries and Oceans Canada. She served as Director General in the Real Property Branch of PSPC from 2005 to 2012. Previously Diane worked in the Canada Post, ESDC & NRCan in a variety of Policy & Real Property positions.


Jennifer Garrett


Jennifer Garrett has been the Director General of the Centre Block Rehabilitation since May 2016.

As the Director General, Jennifer is responsible for leading the implementation and delivery of the Centre Block rehabilitation, in support of the Branch’s Long Term Vision and Plan implementation strategy. The project is the largest and most complex endeavour being carried out to date on Parliament Hill.

Jennifer has been working in the federal public service for 18 years in various project management roles, including real property, information management/information technology and procurement. For the last nine years, Jennifer has been leading multi-disciplinary teams in the execution of major crown projects in both the Department of National Defence and Public Works and Government Services Canada.

Jennifer has a Bachelor of Arts in Geography. She is currently working towards a Masters in Urban and Rural Planning.


Pamela Sweet


Pamela Sweet is a well-known and highly respected member of the planning community in the Capital Region and across Canada. She has over 40 years of extensive experience in land use planning, policy development, urban design, project management and public consultation. From 2001 to early 2017, she was senior vice-president of FOTENN Consultants, one of Ontario’s largest planning and design firms. From 1989 to 2000, as Director of Policy and Infrastructure Planning for the Region of Ottawa-Carleton, she was responsible for the preparation, monitoring and implementation of the Region’s Official Plan, Transportation Master Plan, and Water and Wastewater Master Plans. She has been the project leader for a variety of public- and private-sector projects across Canada and in the National Capital Region, has served as president of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP), and has been honoured with the appointment as Fellow of CIP. She volunteers in several capacities with CIP, including being Co-Chair of the 2019 CIP Conference in Ottawa; and until recently served three terms with the Ottawa Public Library Board. Pamela is currently a member of the National Capital Commission Advisory Committee on Planning, Design and Realty, and has just been appointed to the City of Ottawa Community Lands Development Corporation Board. She holds an Honours BA in Geography from Carleton University and a Master’s degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Queen’s University.