Full Name
Donna Duncan
Job Title
Ontario Long Term Care Association
Speaker Bio
Donna Duncan is a passionate seniors’ care, mental health advocate, and broader public sector leader, bringing more than 20 years of experience in advancing transformative change at organization and system levels.

As CEO of the Ontario Long Term Care Association, Donna leads the largest provincial association representing long-term care providers in Canada. She also is involved in global forums as a member of the board of directors of the Global Ageing Network and serves on the board of the Canadian Association of Long-Term Care. In addition, Donna hosts the highly-rated podcast, Coming of Age, which is changing the conversation about seniors’ care, challenging ageism, and exploring innovations in care and public policy for all of us as we age. She is also a sought-after speaker, guest-lecturer and media commentator on seniors’ care, health human resources and public policy.

Donna previously served as the Interim Chief Executive Officer of The Ontario Caregiver Organization where she led the organization’s start-up operations, building a foundation for new leadership and a provincial board to lead the development of services and supports for family caregivers in Canada’s largest province.

In addition, she served as President and CEO of one of Ontario’s largest children’s mental health treatment, research and teaching centres and also a community affiliate of the University of
Toronto. Donna led the organization through transformational change and extensive programmatic and quality improvements, culminating in its integration with The Hospital for Sick
Children in 2017 as the SickKids Centre for Community Mental Health. Donna has a deep understanding of healthcare systems and works in partnership with leaders across the health and community care sectors provincially, nationally and internationally. She also has extensive experience within government, having worked with federal and provincial ministers and with a United Nations agency.
Donna currently sits on advisory committees for the Ontario Ministry of Long-Term Care, and on the board of Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. She has also served on the boards of The Ontario Caregiver Organization, Children’s Mental Health Ontario, the national Kids Brain Health Network, and chaired the Board of Governors of Seneca College and the provincial College Employer Council.
Donna Duncan