Daniel J. Caron

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Daniel J. Caron
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2nd Librarian and Archivist of Canada
In office
April 25, 2009[1] – May 15, 2013 during pleasure
Governor GeneralDavid Johnston
Prime MinisterStephen Harper
Preceded byIan E. Wilson
Personal details
Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Canada

Daniel J. Caron (born 1957)[2] was the Librarian and Archivist of Canada from April 25, 2009 until May 15, 2013. He is also a professor, author and public speaker.


Caron graduated with a Bachelor's and a Master's degree in Economics from Laval University, and earned a doctorate in Applied Human Sciences from the University of Montreal.[2][3] His doctoral dissertation was in Canadian studies on aboriginal issues.[4]


Caron began his public service in 1982 at the Competition Bureau and also worked for the National Museums of Canada Corporation and Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development. Later, in the 1990s, he worked at the Economic Development Agency of Canada for Quebec. From Montreal he moved to the Treasury Board Secretariat where he was Director of the Service and Innovation Division. He moved to Human Resources Development Canada in 2000. In 2003 he joined the National Archives of Canada, now Library and Archives Canada (LAC), as the Director General of the Corporate Management Branch and subsequently held various positions at the institution.[2][3]

Caron was appointed Librarian and Archivist of Canada on April 24, 2009.[2] Between 2011 and 2013, at the request of the Clerk of the Privy Council, he was Chair of the Heads of Federal Agencies. Between 2010 and 2013, he was Chair of the Forum of National Archivists within the International Council of Archives. He was also a founding member of the Forum.[5] He retired from the Canadian Public Service on May 15, 2013 after 31 years of service.[6][7][8]

Caron has also taught at Concordia University, University of Ottawa, Carleton University and École nationale d'administration publique (ENAP). He has conducted research, published many articles and given several conference presentations on public administration, archival sciences and information management.[2][9]


  • Web HT.0. Pour use société informée: la pertinence numérique et ses défis pour les sociétés démocratiques XXI ième siècle. Paris: Hermann. 2011.
  • L'homme imbibé: de l'oral au numérique : un enjeu pour l'avenir des cultures? Paris: Hermann. 2014.


  1. ^ "Organization Profile – Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada". Government of Canada. Archived from the original on March 18, 2012. Retrieved June 8, 2011.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Biography of Dr. Daniel J. Caron". LAC. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Daniel J. Caron". Prime Minister of Canada. Archived from the original on December 3, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  4. ^ "Liste des thèses du SHA" (in French). Université de Montréal. Retrieved November 24, 2013. Caron, Daniel J. – Territoire et autonomie politique : configurations émergentes des relations entre aborigènes et administrations française, britannique et canadienne – 1994
  5. ^ Caron, Daniel J. (January 22, 2013). "Meeting Challenges of the Future: From Reflection to Action". LAC. Archived from the original on November 21, 2013. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  6. ^ "Daniel Caron Leaves Library and Archives Canada". CLA. Retrieved November 24, 2013.
  7. ^ Deglise, Fabien (February 10, 2014). "Haute fonction publique fédérale - Après le silence, la révolte". Le Devoir. Retrieved 7 July 2015.
  8. ^ "Daniel J. Caron". Canadian Public Sector Excellence Network. Archived from the original on 11 July 2015. Retrieved 10 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Daniel J. Caron – Publications". ENAP. Retrieved November 24, 2013.

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