Nicole Bélanger-Drapeau

Nicole Bélanger-Drapeau

Nicole Bélanger-Drapeau


(613)-236-2657 ex 200

Languages: French, English


Born in Montréal, Province of Québec, Nicole Bélanger-Drapeau is a graduate of the University of Montréal with a Bachelor of Science (nutrition). Upon graduation, she went on to complete an integrated hospital-administrative dietetic internship program both at the Halifax Infirmary Hospital in the Province of Nova Scotia and, as a member of the then Canadian Officers’ Training Corps, at the then Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC) School at Camp Borden, Ontario. Following her dietetic internship in 1963, Nicole worked as a therapeutic dietitian in various locations including the Fredericton General Hospital and the Montfort Hospital. As a member of the Supplementary Ready Reserve, she was also called out as a reservist, at the then Camp Gagetown Hospital and at the Directorate of Food Services in Ottawa between 1984 and 1986.

She joined the Public Service of Canada in 1987 where she served as a dietitian until her retirement in February 2010. Appointed Project Director of the Canadian Forces (CF) National Combat Rations Program in 1997, in that capacity she had overall responsibility for the research, development and coordination of the procurement of foodstuffs as well as the assembly process for the Canadian combat rations which includes individual meals packs, light meal combat packs and survival rations. She conducted liaison with industry, and other federal departments, such as the Department of Public Works and Government Services and international organizations, such as the Research and Development Associates (headquarters in San Antonio, Texas) in the pursuit of excellence in the Canadian combat ration program. In February 2010, she retired from the Public Service of Canada after completing close to 26 years of service in the public service and the Canadian Forces.

In recognition for her outstanding service to Canada, in 2003 she was awarded the Commemorative Medal for the Golden Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth II.  In 2004, she was also appointed to the Order of Fellow Logisticians by Major-General Terry Hearn, then Branch Advisor of the CF Logistics Branch.

In keeping with her vast administrative and managerial experience acquired during her service at National Defence, Nicole has been charged with the responsibility for all corporate issues, including recruiting, human resources as well as general administration and marketing of the practice.