Amethyst Fellow 2013-2014
Robert Sutherland Hall, room 325
(613) 533-6000 ext 75819
Nancy Austin is the 2013-2014 Amethyst Fellow, on leave from the Ontario Public Service. Nancy was previously the Executive Director and CEO at the Ontario Human Rights Commission, where she led the organization in the development of many significant human rights policies, and in litigation of high profile cases which have helped shape the current state of human rights in Ontario. Her knowledge extends to many facets of government process, policy development, change management, decision-making and human rights.
After working in private practice, Nancy began her career with the OPS in 1989. Her past positions include: Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Legal Services Division (LSD); Director, Management and Information Coordination Project, LSD; Project Director, Legal Aid Reform; and Director of Legal Services, Ministry of Labour. Nancy has a Master's degree in Law from York University, LL.B from University of Western Ontario, Executive-MBA from Queen’s University, B.A. from Trent University, and has delivered and participated in many educational programs.