The Honourable Monique Bégin

Foundational Leader

Profile picture for Monique BéginP.C., O.C., FRSC, Sociologist (Ph.D); Former Canadian Commissioner on World Health Organization (WHO) Commission on Social Determinants of Health; Professor Emeritus in the Faculty of Health Sciences at University of Ottawa.

From the first moment Monique became Founding Co-Chair of the CIW Advisory Board, it was clear that she would be a ‘force’. Her political savvy, intelligence, and tough but thoughtful questions have moved the CIW to a higher level. Always ready to advise on CIW reports, take on french language interviews, and work as part of the team, Monique’s joie de vivre was appreciated. We sincerely thank Monique for sharing her knowledge and passion about human rights, public policy and the social determinants of health.

University of Waterloo