Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Affairs)
Edison Stewart joined the public service in 2000 after a successful career as a journalist (Canadian Press and Toronto Star, among others).
As Director General of Communications for Citizenship and Immigration Canada since 2006, Edison specialized in prompt, clear communications on highly complex issues and under exceptional circumstances (like the earthquake in Haiti).
Under his leadership, the department expanded its consultation and outreach activities to better engage Canadians. He also spearheaded the use of innovative internet and social media tools to improve client service.
A Maritimer, Edison has a Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in political science and sociology, from the University of New Brunswick.