Maureen Adamson was appointed Deputy Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues in October of 2016, bringing with her extensive knowledge and senior executive experience in government and the broader public sector.
Prior to taking on the post of Deputy Minister, Maureen served as President and CEO for the Michener Institute for Applied Health Sciences, and before that as the President and CEO for Cystic Fibrosis Canada.
Maureen has held senior executive positions within Ontario’s post-secondary sector and one of the country’s leading teaching hospitals specializing in women’s health. As an Ontario Public Service executive, Maureen has held the positions of Chief Administrative Officer, Assistant Deputy Minister for Health System Investment and Funding, and Assistant Deputy Minister for Corporate Services and Organizational Development at the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.
Maureen’s volunteer work has included Chair of the Board of Directors of Research Canada, Vice Chair and Commissioner for the Toronto Transit Commission, Director for the Toronto Central Community Care Access Centre (CCAC) and Director of the Roberta Bondar Foundation.
Maureen holds an MBA from the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Business and BBA from Lakehead University. She has completed the Director’s Education Program at the Rotman School of Management and the Institute of Corporate Directors and is a certified Director with the Institute of Corporate Directors, Canada.