Paul Pallan, B.Sc., Vice-President, Strategic Consulting Services

Paul holds a BSc, Diploma in Hospital Administration and Certificate in Public Administration. He has over 40 years of experience in the social policy area and has held senior positions in the health care sector, in education and in children’s services. In health care, he played a major role in developing the continuing care system for BC. He was responsible for overall policy, planning and legislation for the Ministry of Health, including responsibility for federal/provincial activities. He eventually rose to be an Assistant Deputy Minister of Health. He also served for six years as an Assistant Deputy Minister in Education and had a significant role in managing and funding support services for vulnerable children, including Aboriginal, ESL, special needs and high risk children in the education system. Paul also had responsibility for liaising with federal officials regarding federal transfers for Aboriginal education funding. From 1999 until his retirement from the BC public service in 2003, Paul was the Children’s Commissioner and Child and Youth Officer for BC, an independent position with Deputy Minister status, which was responsible for monitoring and publicly reporting on the child serving system in BC.

For the past 10 years, he has been providing consulting services to a number of provincial government ministries; to non profit agencies; other provinces and the federal government. His work covers a wide range of health, education and social policy areas and services provided include strategic planning; policy development; project management and facilitation of small and large groups.