Deputy Minister, Ontario Ministry of Education
Bruce Rodrigues was appointed Deputy Minister of Education, effective October 17, 2016. Bruce has more than 30 years of experience in the education sector, and was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of the Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO). He joined EQAO in 2013 and led the establishment of a new strategic plan for the organization. Before joining EQAO, Bruce held several senior leadership portfolios in Ontario’s publicly funded education system, including Director of Education for the Toronto Catholic District School Board and Associate Director of Education for the Waterloo Catholic District School Board. He began his career in education as a math teacher. Bruce holds a Master of Divinity and Bachelor of Education from the University of Toronto, and prior to that earned a Bachelor of Mathematics from the University of Waterloo. Bruce and his wife live in Waterloo. He has a daughter and two sons, and enjoys running in his spare time.