About

Jane Philpott was first elected as Member of Parliament for Markham-Stouffville in October 2015. She served as Canadian Minister of Health between 2015 and 2017, and was appointed Minister of Indigenous Services in August 2017. Jane spent the first decade of her career as a doctor in Niger, West Africa. In 1998, she and her family moved to Stouffville, Ontario, where she served for 17 years as a family physician. She was Chief of Family Medicine at Markham Stouffville Hospital and Associate Professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Medicine. In 2012, she completed a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Toronto. Jane’s work to promote global health includes founding Give a Day to World AIDS in 2004 to raise money for people affected by HIV. She also helped launch Ethiopia’s first training program in Family Medicine through the Toronto Addis Ababa Academic Collaboration.

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Health Policy & Systems,
Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs),
Governance & Administration,
Community Health