Email this pageDeputy Minister - William Forward
William Forward became the Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing on June 7, 2010. His public service career spans more than twenty years with both the federal and Ontario governments.
Deputy Forward previously held Interim Deputy Minister and Assistant Deputy Minister positions at the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. He also served as Assistant Deputy Minister at the Ministries of Intergovernmental Affairs; Public Infrastructure Renewal; and International Trade and Investment. Prior to joining the OPS, William served as senior economist with the federal Department of Finance and as research associate at the Science Council of Canada.
He earned a Master of Science degree in Economics from University of London, UK, as well as Bachelor and Master of Political Science degrees from York University in Toronto.