Assistant Deputy Minister, Social Policy Development Division
David Carter-Whitney was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister, Social Policy Development for Ontario’s Ministry of Community and Social Services in September 2007. His responsibilities include strategic policy, planning, research and intergovernmental relations, as well as development of policies and program design for the following areas:
Social assistance programs (Ontario Works, Ontario Disability Support Program and related supports);
Developmental Services; and
Adult services relating to homelessness, violence against women, the Aboriginal Healing and Wellness Strategy and access to adoption records.
Prior to joining MCSS, David worked for the Government of Canada for 16 years, most recently as Director General, Employment Programs for Service Canada / HRSDC (Ontario Region). He also held positions with Human Resources Development Canada and Western Economic Diversification in Ottawa and Vancouver.