Introducing our new President: Matt DeCourcey

Matt DeCourcey, President, Canadian Association of Former Parliamentarians

Matt DeCourcey served as Member of Parliament for Fredericton from 2015 to 2019. In that time, he acted as Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees. He served on various Parliamentary committees and represented the Government of Canada at the highest levels of international diplomacy.

Mr. DeCourcey joined the Board of the Canadian Association of Parliamentarians (CAFP) in 2021 and assumed the CAFP Presidency in June 2023.

He is a seasoned public affairs leader and community builder with extensive experience advising decision makers at the local, national, and international level. He is currently Head of Corporate Affairs with InterKnowlogy, where he leads the organization’s strategic initiatives and growth opportunities.

He has advised international NGO’s, post-secondary leaders, and Canada’s minister of finance, and has established and built multiple platforms that foster substantive dialogue and learning to support the socio-economic success of Canadians, and to advance the wellbeing of marginalized persons around the world.

Fluent in English and French, Matt is an accomplished athlete, coach and official at the collegiate level, an adjunct professor, and mentor and member of Canada’s leading public policy and leadership development Fellowship—Action Canada.

A proud New Brunswicker, he now lives in Peterborough, Ontario, with his wife and infant son. He enjoys soccer, golf, running, and sampling the flavours at local craft breweries.