Arthur Wilczynski
Artur Wilczynski
Senior fellow

FSS 6075


Artur Wilczynski spent more than 30 years in the Canadian public service working on
foreign policy, intelligence, security, and defence issues. He served as a champion of
equity, diversity and inclusion with roles supporting 2SLGBTQ+ persons, combatting
antisemitism and other forms of racism and discrimination. Artur held numerous
executive positions during his career: Director, International Relations & Outreach,
Department of Canadian Heritage; Director General, Strategic Policy & Planning, and Director General,
International Affairs & Border Policy, Public Safety Canada; Director General, Security
& Intelligence, and Canada’s Ambassador to Norway, Global Affairs Canada; Associate
Deputy Chief, SIGINT (Signals Intelligence), Assistant Deputy Minister, Senior Advisor
for People, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, and Director General, Intelligence
Operations, Communications Security Establishment (CSE). He was the first
government-wide Executive Champion for the Jewish Public Servants Network. Artur
has an MA in International Relations and Conflict Studies from Carleton University. In
2006, he was awarded the Chevalier de l'Ordre des Arts et des lettres from France. In
2021, he received the Career Impact Award at the first Public Service Pride Awards
for his work advancing 2SLGBTQ+ rights.


• Foreign policy
• Security and intelligence
• Defence
• Diplomacy
• Equity, diversity and inclusion