Elaine Feldman
Elaine Feldman
Senior Fellow

FSS 6040
613-562-5800 ext. 4704


Elaine Feldman is a former senior Canadian government official with over 30 years of experience. When she retired from the Canadian public service in 2013, Elaine was President of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. Afterwards, she joined GSPIA’s Centre on Public Management and Policy (Odell House) as Executive in Residence. During her public service career, Elaine held several senior positions at what is now Global Affairs Canada, including as Assistant Deputy Minister for North America. She has been chief negotiator for several trade disputes and agreements. Her career also includes three foreign service postings, including two at the Canadian mission to the World Trade Organization in Geneva. Elaine is a graduate of France’s prestigious École nationale d’administration (ENA). She holds a LL.B. and B.C.L. from McGill University and a B.A. from Bryn Mawr College.


  • International trade
  • Public sector management
  • Foreign policy