Rhonda McMichael

Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy


Since joining the Ontario government in 1997, Rhonda has worked in a variety of progressive communications positions at Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the justice ministries. Rhonda joined Cabinet Office Communications to lead the first public service communications support unit for the Premier. As Director of Communications and Marketing, she led the development and delivery of the government’s Modernizing Communications strategy which included the launch of the government’s first online multimedia newsroom and Ontario’s new social media news release, adopted by other governments and organizations.

Rhonda has been Assistant Deputy Minister of Communications in Cabinet Office for the last seven years where she leads integrated marketing strategies for key government priorities, including the 2015 Pan Am/Para PanAm Games, Ontario’s sexual violence and harassment action plan and the successful launch of the HST. Prior to joining the Ontario government, Rhonda worked as a TV and radio news reporter in Toronto, Ottawa and Kingston. Rhonda has an Honours BA in English from Queen’s University, and she is currently a Senior Fellow at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy.

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