The Information Commissioner of Canada

Caroline Maynard


Picture of the Information Commissioner, Caroline Maynard

Caroline Maynard was appointed to the position of Information Commissioner of Canada for a seven-year term on March 1st, 2018.

Commissioner Maynard’s legal career with the Government of Canada spans 20 years, during which time she progressively assumed different senior leadership positions within oversight agencies.

After serving as Director General of Operations and General Counsel with the Military Grievances External Review Committee for 11 years, Commissioner Maynard led the organization as Interim Chairperson and Chief Executive Officer from January 2017 to March 2018. From 2001 to 2006, she was Legal Counsel at the Office of the Judge Advocate General at the Department of National Defence, and from 1998 to 2001, she was Legal Counsel at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police External Review Committee. Prior to this, Commissioner Maynard also worked with the Canada Revenue Agency and briefly in private practice.

Caroline Maynard holds a Bachelor of Laws from the Université de Sherbrooke, and has been a member of the Québec Bar since 1994. A native of Saint-Hyacinthe, she lives in the National Capital Region with her spouse and her three teenage sons.