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Danielle McCann

Danielle McCann

  • Minister of Higher Education



  • Master’s degree in business administration, HEC Montréal (1988)
  • Bachelor’s degree in social work, McGill University (1981)
  • Bachelor’s degree in education (1980)

Professional Experience

  • President and general manager, Agence de la santé et des services sociaux de Montréal (2012-2014)
  • General manager, Centre de santé et de services sociaux du Sud-Ouest–Verdun (2004-2012)
  • Interim general manager (dual mandate), CLSC and CHSLD Champagnat de la Vallée-des-Forts (2004)
  • General manager, CLSC du Richelieu and Centre Rouville (2002-2004)
  • Director of multi-clientele programs, CHSLD-CLSC Saint-Laurent (1997-2002)
  • Interim general manager, CLSC Thérèse-de-Blainville (1995)
  • Chief of program administration, CLSC Thérèse-de-Blainville (1992-1997)
  • Social worker, Centre des services sociaux Ville-Marie/Royal Victoria Hospital (1981-1992)

Community and Political Involvement

  • Boards of directors
    • Accreditation Canada International (2011–2012)
    • Accreditation Canada (2009–2012)
    • Institut national de santé publique du Québec (2009–2012)
    • Montérégie Est regional conference of elected officers (2004)
    • MRC de Rouville local development centre (2002–2003)
    • Carrefour jeunesse emploi de Saint-Laurent (chair) (2002)
    • Fondation Santé Saint-Laurent (1997–2002)
  • Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux du Québec
    • Table des partenaires MSSS (2012–2014)
    • Mentorship program for future general managers and assistant general managers (General directorate for network and departmental personnel) (2009–2012)
    • Strategy committee with the Deputy minister and Association des directeurs généraux des établissements de santé et des services sociaux du Québec (2007–2012)
    • Committee on organizing general and specialized services (General directorate for university health services and medicine) (2008)
    • Québec mental health committee (planning and evaluation directorate) (1995–2004)
    • Youth mental health advisory committee (1994–1995)
  • Professional affiliations
    • Association des directeurs généraux des services de santé et des services sociaux du Québec (board member, 2002–2007) (2002–2012)
    • Association des cadres supérieurs du Québec (1997–2002)
    • Association des cadres intermédiaires du Québec (1993–1997)
    • Association des praticiens de service social en milieu de santé au Québec (board member) (1990–1993)
    • Ordre professionnel des travailleurs sociaux du Québec (1981–1993)