Associate Deputy Minister of Health Canada - Heather Jeffrey

Heather Jeffrey

Heather Jeffrey
Associate Deputy Minister, Health Canada

Heather Jeffrey was appointed as Associate Deputy Minister of Health in October 2021. Prior to this appointment, she served as Assistant Deputy Minister (Strategy and Integration) within the COVID-19 Task Force at Health Canada. She also served as Assistant Deputy Minister for Consular, Security and Emergency Management from 2017 - 2020 and as Director General for International Humanitarian Assistance from 2015 to 2017 at Global Affairs Canada.

Heather joined the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in 1996. Since that time, she has served at a variety of positions in Ottawa and abroad.

Heather has a MA in International Affairs from Carleton University, a Graduate Diploma in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University (Bologna) and a BA (Honours) in Political Science from Carleton University.

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