Cara Williams is a Chief Advisor of International Relations at Statistics Canada, where she manages Statistics Canada’s international initiatives and activities including statistical capacity building projects. Along with these responsibilities, she has also taken on the role of being the Canadian representative on the United Nations Inter-Agency and Expert Advisory Group for Sustainable Development Goal indicators. Prior to this challenge, 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.
Before making Ottawa her home with her husband and two children, Ms. Williams worked as an Economic Analyst with the Government of British Columbia where she conducted economic impact assessments of treaties under negotiation. She has completed a BA in Economics from the University of Alberta and a MA in Economics from the University of Victoria.