Asst. Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration
Katherine is Assistant Deputy Minister in the Citizenship and Immigration Division of the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration. Katherine holds a B.A (English) from Glendon College, York University and a LL.B. from the University of Toronto.
She began her career with the Ontario Public Service in 1988 as a policy advisor at the Ministry of Labour where she worked on a variety of legislative and other policy initiatives in the area of employment standards, labour relations and pay equity. She has also worked as counsel to the Ontario Labour Relations Board and at the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services. Katherine has held a number of positions at the Ontario Ministry of Citizenship and Immigration, including Manager of the Employment Equity Legislation Project; Director of the Equal Opportunity and Disability Access Branch, and Director of the Citizenship Development Branch.
As Assistant Deputy Minister, she has led the development of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, the Canada-Ontario Immigration Agreement, the Fair Access to Regulated Professions Act and other initiatives aimed at improving outcomes for newcomers to Ontario.