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Announcing our Featured Keynote: Minister Tracy MacCharles

Posted by Melissa Alvares on Oct 13, 2016 4:57:42 PM

We are excited to announce that the Featured Keynote speaker on Thursday morning of our Alliance 2017 conference will be Minister Tracy MacCharles.

She brings with her over 20 years of experience in human resources, accessibility and social services and will be speaking about her motivation for a career in service, how to inspire teams and how to incorporate people with disabilities into your organization.

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Minister Responsible for Women's Issues

Minister Responsible for Accessibility

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.

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This Post Was Written By Melissa Alvares
Melissa truly believes that technology can change the world for the better, and loves that she gets to see that in action every day at Sparkrock. She’s been involved in building computer labs and teaching technology skills in rural Rwanda and Uganda, and locally is a regular volunteer at the Daily Bread Food Bank and mentoring new immigrants through the Toronto Region Immigrant Employment Council (TRIEC)