Marie Careau, trainer and consultant



Marie Careau became a consultant and trainer after a 20-year career with the federal government. She started her career as an investigator for the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), then became an investigator for the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) from 2003 to 2018, then executive director of the evaluation of the Intelligence at the Privy Council Office (PCO) and finally, Executive Director of the Training and Professional Development Program for Intelligence Analysts at the Department of National Defense (DND).

During her career, she has developed and facilitated hundreds of successful trainings to Canadian government departments, as well as foreign and municipal governments, and the private sector.


Marie Careau has nearly 20 years of experience designing and delivering training in interview and presentation skills, intelligence analysis, team management, leadership development, production management and optimization of operational efficiency. The size of the groups she teaches varies from a few people to over 300 participants.

She is a very dynamic, passionate and dedicated trainer. She uses an individualized relational approach to adapt my training. Her enthusiasm is contagious, her effective training style encourages participants to share their experience and learn with others. She is perfectly bilingual in French and English. She has delivered trainings and participated in conferences in Canada, United States, France, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia and North Africa.

  • Global Affairs Canada (GAC)
  • Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS)
  • Department of National Defense (DND)
  • Integrated Terrorism Assessment Center (ITAC)
  • Office of the Auditor General (OAG)
  • Transport Canada (TC)
  • Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC)
  • Telecommunications Security Establishment (CSE)
  • Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)
  • Public safety (PS)
  • Privy Council Office (PCO) and the Prime Minister of Canada’s Office (PMO)
  • Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)
  • Industry Canada (IC)
  • Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC)
  • House of Commons
  • US National Counter Terrorism Center (NCTC)
  • US Department of State
  • US Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO)
  • British Defense Intelligence Agency (UK DI)
  • Australia Office of National Assessments (ONA)
  • New Zealand Prime Minister and Cabinet Department
  • New Zealand Defense Intelligence Service (NZ DI)
  • Ministère de la Sécurité publique du Québec
  • City of Ottawa
  • City of Gatineau
  • University of Ottawa
  • Air Canada
  • Air Transat
  • Via Rail
  • Union Gaz

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