Mitzie Hunter


Martin Luther King Legacy Award
Minister of Education

Mitzie Hunter is the Minister of Education and represents Scarborough-Guildwood in the Ontario Legislature. She has served as the Associate Minister of Finance, responsible for pension reform. As the former CEO of the Greater Toronto Civic Action Alliance, Hunter worked to solve some of the toughest social, economic and environmental challenges affecting the GTA.

She had also served as Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) of the Toronto Community Housing Corporation, Vice-President with Goodwill Industries and Regional Director at Bell Canada. Hunter understands the community and the power of working together. A lifelong city builder, she is passionate about unlocking Ontario’s potential by ensuring fair and inclusive access to employment and prosperity. From 2013 to 2014, she served as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Community and Social Services.

Minister Hunter has also served in various Parliamentary Committees, including Developmental Services, Government Agencies as well as Finance and Economic Affairs. Hunter and her family immigrated to Canada from Jamaica in 1975. She grew up in Scarborough, graduated from University Of Toronto with a Bachelor of Arts degree, and recently completed her MBA from the Rotman School of Management. She receives the 2016 Martin Luther King, Jr. Legacy Award, presented by Afroglobal Television’s Excellence Awards program.