Helen Angus

Distinguished Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy


Helen Angus is a creative and dynamic executive with a 30 year progressive career in public sector including 20 years working in the Government of Ontario, ten years in government agencies as well four years working in management consulting.

From June 2018 until September 2021 Helen served as Ontario’s Deputy Minister of Health and led the health response to the Covid-19 pandemic as well as the most ambitious health sector modernization in decades.  Helen has also served as Deputy Minister in a number of portfolios including Treasury Board Secretariat, International Trade, Women’s Issues, Seniors Affairs and Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade. While Helen has spent most of her career working in health care where she led numerous organizational and systems level transformation initiatives, she is also a versatile public sector leader with over four years working in the central agencies of government.

Helen was educated at the University of Toronto and holds a Master of Science degree in planning.

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