The Honourable Mona Fortier

Minister of Middle Class Prosperity and Associate Minister of Finance


Elected in 2017, the Honourable Mona Fortier is the first female Member of Parliament for Ottawa—Vanier. Minister Fortier has always believed that she can best serve her community by getting involved and taking action. Her expertise covers the areas of health care, education, job creation, and francophone affairs. Prior to being elected, Minister Fortier worked as the Chief Director of Communications and Market Development at Collège La Cité and managed her own strategic communications consulting firm. She has also served on several non-profit Boards of Directors, including the Montfort Hospital, the Ontario Provincial Advisory Committee on Francophone Affairs, and the Shaw Centre. In addition, she has received numerous awards for her community involvement, including the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012. Minister Fortier is focused on making life more affordable for Canadians, protecting the environment, and helping businesses prosper. She is a strong advocate for linguistic duality and always searches for the right balance between prosperity and social justice. As a mother of three, a University of Ottawa graduate, community leader, and entrepreneur, Minister Fortier knows that it is important to come together with an ambitious plan to build stronger and better communities while growing the middle class.


Strategy and Vision for Better Lives
May 28, 2021
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Strategies and Vision for Better Lives
Live moderated panel discussion on key challenges and strategies from wellbeing policy action plans developed in May 14th session & Closing Keynotes: Vision for Better Lives
Lord Gus O’Donnell
Member of the House of Lords, Former Cabinet Secretary, Head of Civil Service, Permanent Secretary of the UK Treasury and Press Secretary, UK Government.
Nancy Hey
Executive Director, What Works Centre for Well-Being, UK
Nora Spinks
Chief Executive Officer, Vanier Institute of the Family
Don Drummond
Canadian Economist, Matthews Fellow and Visiting Scholar, School of Policy Studies, Queens University
Danny Graham
Chief Engagement Officer, Engage Nova Scotia