Job Title:Senior Policy Analyst, Parliamentary Affairs
Employer:Health Canada
Grad Year:2006
Degree(s):M.A. Political Science
Major(s):Political Science
Expertise:Communications, Parliamentary Affairs
Industry:Public Service

What makes you a good mentor?

Mentoring gives me the opportunity to offer advice and the benefit of my experience to those entering the work force who are interested in pursuing a career similar to mine. At the same time, it gives me the opportunity to see my experiences as well as other possibilities for those in my field through fresh eyes and learn from my mentee.

About Louise Hayes

Louise Hayes is currently a Strategic Policy Manager at Health Canada in a science-based program. She has over ten years experience working in and around Parliament. Prior to working for Health Canada, she was the Chief, Legislation at Veterans Affairs Canada and has also worked as a Procedural Clerk for the House of Commons. She has also worked in regulatory affairs, communications and for a national literacy organization. Prior to joining the Public Service she spent three and a half years working for a former federal cabinet minister as a Legislative Assistant and then Director of Communications in several portfolios.

She is a very proud Carleton Alumna and has been involved in the Carleton University Alumni Association (CUAA) since 2007. She is currently the President of the CUAA and Co-Chair of the Henry Marshall Tory (Carleton’s Annual Giving) Society.

Louise has an undergraduate degree in Journalism and Political Science and a Master of Arts degree in Political Science, both from Carleton University. A proud Carleton Alumna, she has been involved in the Carleton University Alumni Association (CUAA) since 2007, first (and still) as President of the Swim Team Alumni Chapter. She joined the CUAA Executive as the Athletic Chapters’ Representative in 2010 and is currently serving as Vice-President of the CUAA. Louise lives in Ottawa with her husband and two young daughters.