Judith Wright

Former Deputy Minister of Health Promotion and Sport, Ontario

Judith Wright, former Deputy Minister with the Government of Ontario has over two decades of public sector leadership experience in the areas of health, education and social services.

Ms. Wright was first appointed Deputy Minister in 2005 with responsibility for federal/provincial relations and international protocol.  She subsequently served as Deputy Minister of Children and Youth Services, establishing a new Ministry to integrate programs serving children and youth, and then as Deputy Minister for Health Promotion and Sport with responsibility for the Pan/Parapan Am Games in Toronto in 2015.

Prior to her appointment as Deputy Minister, Ms. Wright served as an Assistant Deputy Minister in the Ministries of Community and Social Services,  Environment, Health and Long Term Care and Education.  Ms. Wright also worked for a number of years with the Government of Canada at the Department of Health and the Secretary of State.

Ms. Wright has a particular interest in issues related to governance of agency/boards/commissions, in models for successfully defining and measuring results in the public sector and the interface between evidence, policy making and politics.

In 2013, having retired from the Ontario Public Service, Ms. Wright moved to Victoria to enjoy the many benefits of beautiful British Columbia.  She currently sits on a number of Boards, is engaged in writing and in providing consultancy services.

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