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Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Commemoration

Rick Christopher

Rick Christopher was born and raised in New Brunswick. He began his public service career at Forestry Canada in 1992.

In 1996, he joined Veterans Affairs as a Programmer Analyst in the IT Division. He has held a variety of positions across the Department, giving him a broad perspective on how we work together to serve Veterans.

Rick Christopher was the Director General of Centralized Operation Division for Veterans Affairs Canada from 2014 until 2020. This division is responsible for the delivery of over 30 benefits and services to our Veterans.

In December 2019, he received the Commander Royal Canadian Navy Commendation for his work in support of Canada's Veterans.

Rick Christopher was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister for Strategic Policy and Commemoration at Veterans Affairs Canada in March 2020.

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