Cara Williams is the Chief Advisor of International Relations at Statistics Canada, where she manages Statistics Canada’s international initiatives and activities including statistical capacity building projects. She is also the Canadian representative on the United Nations Inter-Agency and Expert Advisory Group for Sustainable Development Goal indicators. Prior to this, she worked as the Editor-in-Chief of Canadian Social Trends and as Senior Researcher for Perspectives on Labour and Income at Statistics Canada where she published several research papers on various social issues in Canada. Cara has spent the last 22 years at Statistics Canada and prior to this Cara worked for the Government of British Columbia where she conducted economic impact assessments of treaties under negotiation.
Ms. Williams has completed a BA in Economics from the University of Alberta and a MA in Economics from the University of Victoria.