About Jill & The Issues
Born and raised in Coldwater, Jill Dunlop developed a love for rural Ontario, understood firsthand the significance of community engagement and learned the importance of skilled trades to a vibrant economy.
Education & Jobs
Jill graduated from Western University with a Bachelor of Science degree and later joined the faculty of Georgian College. As a mother of three postsecondary aged daughters, she has unique insights into the world of postsecondary education and the need for a labour market dominated by “better jobs”.
Jill was elected as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Simcoe North in 2018. One year later, she was appointed as the Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues where she made significant progress in combating human trafficking, modernizing Ontario’s child welfare system and promoting the social and economic development of women across Ontario.
Building on these accomplishments, Jill Dunlop was appointed as the Minister of Colleges and Universities in 2021. Jill immediately focused on visiting many of Ontario’s postsecondary and research institutions to learn, from the people firsthand the opportunities in these sectors. One of Jill’s many accomplishments in this role has been the approval of a 4-year BSc Nursing Degree at 8 Ontario colleges, to date, including Georgian College.