Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey
Kellie is a pediatric orthopedic surgeon and an associate professor of surgery. Kellie was raised by her parents Kit and Lynne alongside her siblings Melanie and Michael. Her father started a construction company which taught her the true meaning of hard work and the importance of small business. From her mom, Kellie learned the importance of serving her community and helping others. In 1989, Kellie tragically lost her mother to breast cancer. She now hosts an annual golf tournament in support of the Canadian Cancer Foundation in her mother’s memory, in Collingwood.
Kellie’s passion for helping others lead her to pursue a career in medicine, and become an advocate for healthy children and youth. Dedicated to her community, Kellie has served as a council member on the National Research Council of Canada, was a board member of the Genome Canada, a director on the YMCA GTA board of directors, former Chair of the Ivey Centre for Health Innovation and Leadership, Vice-President of the Canadian Foundation for AIDS Research and is the founder of The Sandbox Project.Kellie has been a committed public servant ever since being elected as the Member of Parliament for Simcoe-Grey in 2011. Annually Kellie hosts the John Simcoe Awards, where she recognizes outstanding constituents.
Kellie was appointed Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister Responsible for Human Resources and Skills Development Canada. She has served as the Minister of Labour and the Minister for the Status of Women. Her offices in both Alliston in Collingwood provide a variety of services to constituents such as tax help and passports. Kellie continues to represent her community as a Member of Parliament, while sharing key messages of freedom and prosperity by promoting a unified Canadian identity based on historic Canadian values.