Mr. Bruce Cooper  - Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services, Northwest Territories

Mr. Bruce Cooper

Deputy Minister, Health and Social Services, Northwest Territories
Yellowknife, NWT

Bio

Mr. Bruce Cooper represents the territories on CIHI’s Board of Directors. Mr. Cooper was appointed deputy minister of Health and Social Services for the Government of the Northwest Territories in October 2017. He began his public service career in 1990 in Newfoundland and Labrador in the area of social work, and moved on to serve in senior positions with the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador as deputy minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development; deputy minister of Health and Community Services; and deputy minister of the Human Resources Secretariat.

Mr. Cooper has a solid track record of conceptualizing and leading successful and Innovative change within complex organizations by building and collaborating with high- performance teams. He demonstrates a continued commitment to excellence in public service by maintaining a clear focus on outcomes that lead to improving health and social services and the policies that form a foundation for service delivery.

Mr. Cooper holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in social work from Memorial University and has training in labour relations through Queen’s University. Over his career, Mr. Cooper has been involved as a volunteer in the governance of a variety of voluntary and not-for-profit organizations.