Maureen O’Neil is a member of the boards of the Centre for International Governance Innovation, the Centre for the Study of Living Standards and the Canadian International Council.
Ms. O’Neil is the former President of the Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement. Other previous positions include: President of the International Development Research Centre; Interim President of the International Centre for Human Rights and Democratic Development; President of the North-South Institute; and Deputy Minister of Citizenship, Government of Ontario.
Ms. O’Neil has been a member and chair of many not-for-profit organizations and a university board of governors. She was also a member of Health Ontario’s board since 2010. In June 2011, Ms. O’Neil was named an Officer of the Order of Canada for public service, recognizing her contributions to international development, gender equality and human rights.
Ms. O’Neil has a BA in Sociology from Carleton University and Honorary LLDs from Wilfrid Laurier University, Carleton University and the University of Ottawa.