The Tri-agency Institutional Programs Secretariat (TIPS) is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the Canada Excellence Research Chairs Program.

TIPS reports to the following steering committee, which is responsible for providing strategic direction for the program and is the body that approves funding recommendations by the selection board.

Steering Committee

Ted Hewitt (Chair)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council

Roderick McInnes
Acting President
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

John Knubley
Deputy Minister
Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada

Mario Pinto
Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council

Gilles Patry (observer)
President and CEO
Canada Foundation for Innovation

Simon Kennedy
Deputy Minister
Health Canada