Introducing David Darwin.
- Professional background:
- My thirty-four year career in the federal public
service began in 1971, one year prior to graduating from Carleton
University with a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours), majoring in
Economics. In the first part of my career, I held increasingly senior
financial positions until 1989. At that time, a change in career
direction led to a senior analyst position in an executive secretariat
function (international visits, speech writing, executive and corporate
reports/analysis). This was followed by several years as a senior
strategic analyst in the field of equity, diversity and learning. The
final four years before my retirement were spent in an operations
environment as manager of a client relations function. I retired in
June of 2005.
- Community involvement:
- I have always been actively involved in the
Ottawa and broader community both online, in writing and in person. My
current memberships and activities include:
- In the past I have served as webmaster for
several organizations; participated in boards, associations and
committees, including Ottawa Block Parents, Scouts Canada, Action Life,
school parent advisory committees, ward councils, church, etc.; and
wrote extensively for community papers on educational, political and
- Political involvement.
- Hobbies and interests:
- boating (canoe, sail, kayak);
- writing; and
- I was born and spent my youth in the Maritimes. I
have been a resident of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada since 1968.