Patrick Borbey was appointed Associate Deputy Minister of Canadian Heritage in July 2014.
Prior to his appointment, Patrick was President of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency (CanNor). He was also Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials from the time Canada assumed the Chairmanship of the Arctic Council, May 16, 2013 to July 2, 2014.
Patrick previously served at Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada as Senior Assistant Deputy Minister of Treaties and Aboriginal Government as well as Assistant Deputy Minister of Northern Affairs.
He has occupied the position of Assistant Deputy Minister of Corporate Services at both the Privy Council Office and Health Canada, and of Associate Assistant Deputy Minister of the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch at Health Canada.
Patrick was also Director General of Communications at Transport Canada, of International Cultural Relations at Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, of Strategy and Plans at Parks Canada, and of Finance at both the former Department of Communications and the Department of Canadian Heritage. He also held senior positions at the Department of Labour and at Industry Canada.
Originally from Elliot Lake in Northern Ontario, Patrick holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (concentration in Political Science) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.