Stephen Virgin

Director, Character Leadership Division, Leadership and Learning Directorate, Human Resources Branch

Director, Character Based Leadership, Human Resources Branch, Canada Revenue Agency

Mr. Steve Virgin joined the Canada Revenue Agency in July 2018 as the new Director for Character Based Leadership. He is a former senior naval officer in the Canadian Armed Forces and he joined the Public Service in 2015. During his military career he was fortunate to have a variety of leadership experiences including submarine captain, frigate command, and a variety of strategic leadership appointments in National Headquarters in plans, policy and strategic resource management. His final appointment in the Forces was as the Deputy Commander of Canada’s Special Forces Command. As an Executive employee in the Department of Defence, he was the Director of Business Management and Director of Analytics for the Defence CIO.

Mr. Virgin holds a Bachelor of Military Arts and Science from the Royal Military College of Canada, he is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Command College, he is a fellow of the National Defence University of the PLA Beijing, and he recently completed a Certificate in Regulatory Leadership at the University of Ottawa. Mr. Virgin is a volunteer citizenship presiding official with IRCC where he very much enjoys the opportunity to welcome new Canadians. He was invested into the Order of Military Merit in 2015 and he was awarded two meritorious service medals during his career.


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Day 1: Sep 15, 2020

Day 2: Sep 16, 2020

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Opening Keynote Session

Developing Leadership Character to Guide Your Organization Through Both Good Times and Bad

The last recession and current pandemic have tested the strength of organizations to the max.  While competency and commitment can carry most organizations along, the character of leaders has emerged as a single determining factor for success in trying times.  Inspire your colleagues by creating a roadmap to help you:

  • Identify the leadership characteristics that will push your organization forward
  • Incorporate those characteristics into performance indicators for leadership roles
  • Translate leadership character into improved organizational resilience and customer and employee experience that will enhance your bottom line

Improve your organization’s overall health and resilience through character leadership