Virginia West

Virginia West resides in Toronto and is a former Deputy Minister for the Province of Ontario, serving in five successive portfolios over a twelve-year period – Solicitor General, Public Safety and Security, Environment, Labour, and Natural Resources. She has also held leadership positions at the municipal level of government – as Commissioner of City Property for the City of Toronto, Chief Administrative Officer for the Borough of East York and the first Commissioner of Urban Planning and Development for the amalgamated City of Toronto.  She is a lawyer by profession and holds an MBA from the University of Toronto.

She is currently a Board Director and Vice-Chair of the recently amalgamated Health Network of Providence Healthcare, St. Joseph’s Health Centre and St. Michael’s Hospital and is a Director of the Canadian Red Cross Society. Ms. West has served on several community Boards and Crown agencies, including Providence Healthcare (Chair), Niagara Parks Commission, Toronto Harbour Commission, Riverdale Hospital (Chair) and Catholic Family Services of Toronto (Chair).