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Deborah Richardson

HJA Deborah Richardson

Deborah Richardson

Diversity Award

Award Sponsor Loblaw Companies Limited

Deborah Richardson-Goulais, LL.B, BA is a proud Mi’gmaq woman and a member of the Pabineau First Nation. She has served at the highest levels of public service in Canada, being the first Indigenous woman to serve as a Deputy Minister within the Ontario public service.

A seasoned executive and a business-savvy lawyer with almost three decades of private, not-for-profit and public experience, Ms. Richardson is known as a change-maker and visionary leader. A forward-thinking, fiscally-responsible leader, Deborah is known for her caring, collaborative style, and ability to nurture relationships. This has contributed to her reputation as an authentic leader and humanitarian.