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Marie-Lison Fougère

 Vice-chair  – Advisory Board

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Deputy Minister

Ministry of Francophone Affairs and Deputy Responsible for Women’s Issues
  • Marie-Lison Fougère holds a dual appointment, as Deputy Minister of Francophone Affairs and Deputy Responsible for Women’s Issues.  

  • Marie-Lison has 30 years of experience in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) and has been a Deputy Minister since 2015. 

  • In addition to being the Deputy Minister of Francophone Affairs, she previously served as Deputy Minister for Long-Term Care and Deputy Minister for Seniors and Accessibility.  

  • Her prior senior leadership roles included: Interim Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities; Assistant Deputy Minister of the Strategic Policy and Programs Division at the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities; and Assistant Deputy Minister at the Office of Francophone Affairs. As well, she occupied a variety of director positions at the Ministry of Education.

  • Marie-Lison studied political science and German literature at Dalhousie University in Halifax and at Heidelberg University in Germany. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Dalhousie University and a Master’s Degree from York University.

  • She is also fluent in French, English and German.

 
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