Virginia West

Virginia West headshotVirginia West lives in Toronto and is a former Deputy Minister for the Province of Ontario, serving in five successive portfolios – Solicitor General, Public Safety and Security, Environment, Labour, and Natural Resources. She has also held leadership positions at the municipal level – 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.

Virginia has served on many community Boards and Crown Agencies and is currently a Board Director and Vice-Chair of Unity Health Toronto (St. Michael’s Hospital, St. Joseph’s Health Centre, Providence Healthcare), Chair of the Home Construction Regulatory Authority. She has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Canadian Red Cross since 2017 and is chair of the Quality Committee.