Gina Wilson –Deputy Minister, Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and Senior Associate Deputy Minister, Canadian Heritage

Gina Wilson Senior Associate Deputy Minister of Diversity, Inclusion and Youth

Gina Wilson joined Canadian Heritage on January 27, 2020.

She is also the Deputy Minister Champion for Indigenous Federal Employees.

Ms. Wilson was appointed as Deputy Minister for Women and Gender Equality, formerly Status of Women Canada, on May 23, 2017, where she led the creation of the new department and ensured that GBA+ is fully instituted in government.

In 2019, Gina was appointed as Deputy Minister, Public Safety Canada and returned to the Department for the third time.

Gina Wilson is Algonquin and began her career in her First Nation community of Kitigan-Zibi as Executive Director of Health and Social Services. She joined the Federal Government in 1996 and held several senior executive positons at several departments including the Privy Council Office, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada and Employment and Social Development Canada.

Gina is the recipient of the 2020 Indspire Award for her leadership and her life-long work on Indigenous issues and supporting Indigenous employees.

Gina has three beautiful children, Dylan, Kayla and Royce and treasures her granddaughter Charlotte.

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