Helena Jaczek
Helena Jaczek
Member of Parliament for Markham—Stouffville
About Helena Jaczek

The Honourable Dr. Helena Jaczek was elected to serve as Member of Parliament for Markham—Stouffville in 2019 and re-elected in 2021.  She is the Minister Responsible for the Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario and Vice-Chair of the Treasury Board of Canada.

Before her work at the federal level, she was the Member of Provincial Parliament for the riding of Oak Ridges-Markham from 2007 to 2018. During that time, Helena served as Ontario’s Minister of Health and Long-Term Care, Chair of Cabinet, Ontario’s Minister of Community and Social Services, Vice-Chair of the Health, Education and Social Policy Cabinet Committee and, from 2011 to 2014, Chair of Liberal Caucus. She also served on the Standing Committee on General Government, the Standing Committee on Social Policy, the Select Committee on Mental Health and Addictions, and the Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs.

She was recently on the boards of Reena, an agency providing services to adults with developmental disabilities, and Yee Hong Centre for Geriatric Care, where she Chaired the Quality Committee.

Helena came to Canada from England at the age 12. She received her medical degree and Master of Health Sciences from the University of Toronto and a Master of Business Administration from the Schulich School of Business at York University. After many years in general practice on staff at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto, Helena became the Medical Officer of Health and Commissioner of Health Services for the Regional Municipality of York. During her 18 years in that role, she was responsible for public health, land ambulance and long-term care in a region of more than one million people.

Helena was awarded the Helen Keller Award by the Canadian Foundation for Physically Disabled Persons and the Canadian Helen Keller Centre for her contributions to hearing and visually impaired Ontarians. She also received the Distinguished Service award from the Association of Local Health Agencies, the Ontario Physiological Association Public Service Award, the Ontario Medical Association Life Membership Award, the College of Family Physicians of Canada Life Membership,  and the Outstanding Alumni Mentor Award from the University of Toronto’s Public Health Sciences Alumni Association.

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