Biography : Tracy MacCharles

Tracy MacCharles

Tracy MacCharles

Minister Responsible for Women's Issues
Minister Responsible for Accessibility

MPP Pickering-Scarborough East

Political Career

  • Minister of Children and Youth Services, June 2014 – June 2016
  • Minister of Consumer Services, February 2013 – June 2014
  • Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children and Youth Services, November 2011 – February 2013

Education

  • Interdepartmental honours degree in Business and Public Administration, Brock University

Personal and Family Life

  • Married (Stephen) with two children, Travis and Geneviève

Memberships and Associations

  • Former Chair, Ontario Accessibility Standards Advisory Council
  • Member, Special Education Advisory Committee, Durham Board of Education
  • Volunteer, Canadian Cancer Society – Scarborough Unit and the Ontario Division Board
  • Volunteer, Big Sisters Association of Ajax-Pickering
  • Volunteer, United Way
  • Chair, local School Community Council

Honours and Awards

  • Civic Award, City of Pickering
  • Volunteer of Distinction Award, Rosebank Road Public School

Executive Biography

Tracy MacCharles was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2011 as the MPP for Pickering-Scarborough East. She was re-elected in 2014.

MacCharles currently serves as Minister Responsible for Women’s Issues, as well as Minister Responsible for Accessibility. She was previously Minister of Children and Youth Services, Minister of Consumer Services and Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Children and Youth Services.

MacCharles has more than 20 years of experience in human resources management in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She was Vice-President of Human Resources at Manulife Financial for the Corporate and Information Technology Divisions. In 2004, she established her own Human Resources practice focused on health care, community health, education, employment, human rights, discrimination prevention and business effectiveness.

MacCharles is a champion for disability advocacy. She is a former Chair of the Ontario Accessibility Standards Advisory Council and also served on the Durham Board of Education’s Special Education Advisory Committee. She has been an active volunteer in her community and at the provincial level for numerous charities, including the Canadian Cancer Society – Scarborough Unit and the Ontario Division Board, the Big Sisters Association of Ajax-Pickering, the United Way and as Chair of her local School Community Council.

MacCharles is also an active volunteer in numerous charities. She received the City of Pickering’s Civic Award and the Volunteer of Distinction Award from Rosebank Road Public School.

MacCharles and her husband, Stephen, live in Pickering with their two children, Travis and Geneviève.

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