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Diane McArthur, Assistant Deputy Minister

Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Officer, Ontario Public Drug Programs

Diane McArthur

Diane McArthur was appointed Assistant Deputy Minister and Executive Officer of Ontario Public Drug Programs in June 2010.

Most recently, she was the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Ontario Seniors’ Secretariat. The Secretariat supports Ontario’s Minister Responsible for Seniors by undertaking policy initiatives and public education efforts that improve the quality of life of Ontario seniors.

Prior to this, Diane was the Executive Coordinator of Health and Social Policy in Cabinet Office. In this position, she supported the policy decision-making processes of the Cabinet committee that deals with health, social services, health promotion, francophone, and women’s and seniors’ issues. She was also responsible for broader public sector labour relations.

Diane has held progressively more senior positions in several ministries since joining the Government of Ontario as a management intern in 1989. She has extensive experience in health human resource policy and planning for health care provider training, education, supply and distribution initiatives, data and health information planning and analysis, health care provider negotiations, rural health policy, labour relations, and service delivery restructuring.

Diane has a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University in Halifax and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.

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