The Honourable Mitzie Hunter
MITZIE HUNTER is Ontario’s Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development. In this role, she works to ensure everyone has access to the education and training needed to succeed in the new economy. She was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2013 as the MPP for Scarborough-Guildwood. She previously served as Minister of Education and as Associate Minister of Finance, where she was responsible for the Ontario Retirement Pension Plan. Before entering politics, she was CEO of the CivicAction Alliance, where she championed unlocking the potential of the Greater Toronto Area by ensuring fair and inclusive access to employment and training. She and her family immigrated to Canada from Jamaica in 1975 and she grew up in Scarborough. She graduated with a BA from the University of Toronto Scarborough and completed an MBA from the Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto.