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Deputy Minister Helen Angus

Deputy Minister Helen Angus

Helen Angus was appointed Deputy Minister of Ministry of International Trade and Deputy Responsible for Women’s Issues effective June 13, 2016.

Most recently, Helen served as the Deputy Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade and the Ontario Women’s Directorate.  In these roles, she provided leadership to several key provincial initiatives including launching the Sexual Violence and Harassment Action Plan, numerous successful economic missions internationally, and Ontario’s response to the Syrian refugee crisis which played a pivotal role in the Canadian effort.

Prior to this, Helen returned to the Ontario Public Service as Associate Deputy Minister at the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care after 10 years in leadership positions in the health sector. Helen was appointed Associate Deputy Minister for Policy and Transformation, in this role, she had oversight for the ministry’s health system strategy and policy division and provided leadership for the divisions responsible for health promotion and public health, health human resources, and health capital. During her tenure, in 2014, she acted as MOHLTC Interim Deputy Minister for five months, a role she carried in addition to her duties as the head of the Ministry’s Transformation Secretariat.

Helen previously held a number of executive positions in the public sector and, prior to returning to the OPS, was recently Vice-President responsible for the Ontario Renal Network at Cancer Care Ontario (CCO) achieving a significant transformation in the organization and quality of renal services across Ontario. She was also CCO’s Vice-President of Planning and Strategic Implementation and Vice-President of Research and Analysis at the Canadian Institute for Health Information.

Helen was educated at University of Toronto and holds a Master of Science degree in Planning.