President and CEO
Tom Cormier is President and CEO of the Parliamentary Centre and believes that inclusive democracies deliver better development outcomes. He is a democratic governance expert with over 30 years of experience in over 30 countries in Europe, Eurasia, Asia, the Americas and Africa. Involved in national politics in Canada for over a decade, Tom participated in numerous election campaigns and worked as an advisor to several Members of Parliament, including serving as Executive Assistant to a member of the federal Cabinet.
Working internationally for over 20 years, Tom has designed and directed numerous initiatives in a variety of challenging political environments to support democratic transition, increased accountability and enhanced effectiveness of inclusive democratic institutions through the meaningful participation of women, men and marginalized communities.
Tom has worked on behalf of and in collaboration with The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD); the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD); the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA); the National Democratic Institute (NDI); Democracy International (DI); ParlAmericas; the International Center for Human Rights and Democratic Development (Rights and Democracy); Global Affairs Canada; The European Union (EU); the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE/ODIHR); the World Bank; and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) among others.