Deputy Minister Marie-Lison Fougère

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Marie-Lison Fougère is the Deputy Minister of Accessibility, Francophone Affairs and Seniors Affairs since December 1, 2015. Prior to assuming this role, she acted as Interim Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities.

Ms. Fougère served for eight years as Assistant Deputy Minister, Strategic Policy and Programs Division, at the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities. In this role, she was responsible for strategic policy development and program design for both postsecondary education and labour market skills training. From 2005 to 2007, Ms. Fougère was Assistant Deputy Minister of the Office of Francophone Affairs (OFA) where she led the transformation of French-language services in the Ontario Public Service. She also has ten years of progressive experience at the Ministry of Education, during which she held a variety of policy/program director portfolios. Ms. Fougère studied political science and German literature at Dalhousie University (Halifax) and Heidelberg University in Germany. She also holds a Master’s degree from York University in Toronto. She is fluent in French, English, and German.