Minister Tracy MacCharles has over 20 years of experience in human resources management working in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. She served as Vice President of Human Resources for the Corporate and Information Technology Divisions of Manulife Financial. In 2004, she established a Human Resources practice focused on health care, community health, education, employment, human rights, discrimination prevention, and business effectiveness.
MacCharles is a champion for disability advocacy. She is a past chair of the Ontario Accessibility Standards Advisory Council and also served on the Durham Board of Education’s Special Education Advisory Committee. She has been an active volunteer in her community and at the provincial level for numerous charities including the Canadian Cancer Society – Scarborough Unit and the Ontario Division Board, the Big Sister’s Association of Ajax-Pickering, the United Way, and as Chair of her local School Community Council. She is recipient of the City of Pickering’s Civic Award and the Volunteer of Distinction Award from Rosebank Road Public School.
She holds an interdepartmental honours degree in Business and Public Administration from Brock University.
MacCharles proudly represents the riding of Pickering-Scarborough East. She was born and raised in West Hill and lives in Pickering with her husband, Stephen, and their two children Travis and Geneviève