Chris Forbes

Chris Forbes

Deputy Minister
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Chris Forbes is Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) since May 2017. Prior to re-joining AAFC, Chris was Associate Deputy Minister at Finance Canada from November 2016 to May 2017. In that role, he was responsible for providing advice on a wide range of economic, social, and fiscal policies. Chris was Associate Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada from January 2015 to November 2016.

He was an Assistant Deputy Minister at Environment Canada from 2013 to 2015, focusing on environmental policies and regional programs, and he worked at the Department of Finance for a decade, in the areas of tax policy, social policy and federal-provincial relations. Before joining the federal government, Chris worked for the Government of the Northwest Territories and the Toronto Dominion Bank.