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Kevin Costante

Distinguished Fellow


Having retired after 35 years with the Ontario and Saskatchewan public services, Kevin Costante joined the School of Policy Studies in November 2014, as an Adjunct Professor. Prior to joining the School of Policy Studies, Kevin had served for two years as Deputy Minister of Government Services, Associate Secretary of the Cabinet, Secretary of Management Board and Chair of the Public Service Commission in the Ontario Public Service. From 2009 to 2012, Kevin was Ontario's Deputy Minister of Education.

First appointed a Deputy Minister in 1999, Kevin also served in that role in the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Cabinet Office (Policy), the Ministry of Community and Social Services and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Prior to joining the Ontario Public Service in 1988, Kevin worked 9 years in the Saskatchewan Public Service in the Department of Education, the Department of Advanced Education and the Department of Finance (Treasury Board).

Kevin attended Queen's University and has a BA (Hons) and an Master's of Public Administration (1979).

Kevin lives in Toronto and is also on the Board of Directors of several non-for-profit organizations.