Deputy Minister Laurie LeBlanc
Laurie LeBlanc was appointed Deputy Minister of Municipal Affairs and Deputy Minister of Housing in June, 2016. Her previous posts as Deputy Minister were in the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MMAH), September, 2013 and the Ministry of Aboriginal Affairs (MAA), March, 2012.
Prior to joining MAA, Laurie served as Assistant Deputy Minister of Employment and Training in the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and Assistant Deputy Minister for the Policy and Strategic Planning Division in the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services.
Laurie has 30 years of experience in the Ontario Public Service in a variety of policy, communications and operations positions. Her extensive senior management experience includes her previous position as the ADM, Cabinet Office Communications where she provided communications leadership to 14 ministries in the justice, education and resource sectors. She also held Director positions at MMAH, including Communications and Urban Affairs and Stakeholder Relations.
Laurie has an M.A. in Political Science and a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University, and is a graduate of the Queen’s University Public Executive Program.