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Diane Finley

Minister, Human Resources and Skills Development

Diane Finley was first elected to Parliament in 2004 and re-elected in 2006, 2008 and 2011. In February 2006, she was appointed Minister of Human Resources and Social Development. In January 2007, she was named Minister of Citizenship and Immigration. Diane Finley was appointed as Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development in October 2008, and re-appointed to the same Ministry following her re-election in 2011.

Ms. Finley began her professional career as an administrator of the University of Western Ontario’s French Immersion School. Prior to her election, she held several senior positions in both the public and private sectors encompassing health care, transportation, agricultural equipment manufacturing, printing and publishing, and aviation.

In addition, Ms. Finley has been active with a number of organizations, including the Brant Community Care Access Centre, the National Standards Committee of the Paramedic Association of Canada, the Ambulance Service Alliance of Ontario, and the Ontario Government Health Policy Advisory Council. Most recently, Ms. Finley has been working with the Thyroid Foundation of Canada.
Ms. Finley has a Bachelor’s Degree in Administrative Studies and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Western Ontario.
She resides in Simcoe with her husband Doug.
Why Social Finance Is on Our CP

Why Social Finance Is on Our Radar

Our Government has a commitment to explore social finance in Canada. Broadly speaking, social finance is an emerging field in a number of countries which encourages stronger collaboration between government, private business and investment and the local foundations and not-for-profit organizations who are on the ground in their communities.
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