New Director Appointed to PortsToronto’s Board

Toronto (May 10, 2023) — PortsToronto is pleased to welcome Jane McKenna to its Board of Directors. Ms. McKenna was appointed by the provincial government for a term of three years.
PortsToronto is accountable to the federal government through Transport Canada, and is guided by a nine-member Board of Directors composed of individuals appointed by all levels of government – federal, provincial and municipal.
“We are happy to have Ms. McKenna join PortsToronto’s Board of Directors and look forward to the experience, expertise and commitment she will bring to the table,” said Amanda Walton, Board Chair, PortsToronto. “The next few years will be critical to PortsToronto and its businesses, as we continue our legacy of supporting the city and surrounding region and serving as an engine for recovery and growth.”
Jane McKenna
Jane McKenna is a lifetime resident of the Greater Toronto Area, with a strong background in Ontario politics. Before entering politics, she worked in advertising and ran her own successful small business, Rainmaker Consulting.
Ms. McKenna was a Progressive Conservative member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 2011 to 2014 and again from 2018 to 2022, representing the riding of Burlington. In 2018, she was appointed by the Premier as Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of Labour, Training and Skills Development; and in 2021 she was appointed as Associate Minister of Children and Women’s Issues.
As Associate Minister of Women and Children’s Issues, Ms. McKenna oversaw the continued roll-out of Ontario’s Anti-Human Trafficking Strategy to combat human trafficking and child sexual exploitation. She also played a key role in the child welfare redesign focusing on developing community-based prevention services that are high-quality, culturally appropriate, and responsive to the needs of children and families.
In addition to her appointment as Provincial representative to the PortsToronto Board, Ms. McKenna was also recently appointed to the Halton Police Board. Ms. McKenna has volunteered with many community organizations, including Rotary Central, Salvation Army, Carpenter Hospice and the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
For more information on PortsToronto and its Board of Directors, please visit PortsToronto’s website.

About PortsToronto
For more than 100 years PortsToronto has worked with its partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to enhance the economic growth of the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. PortsToronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which welcomed approximately 2.8 million passengers in 2019; the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada's largest freshwater marinas; and the marine Port of Toronto that includes businesses in a variety of sectors including marine shipping, cargo services, media production and passenger cruises. PortsToronto is committed to fostering strong, healthy and sustainable communities and has invested more than $14 million since 2009 in charitable initiatives and environmental programs that benefit communities along Toronto's waterfront and beyond. PortsToronto operates in accordance with the Canada Marine Act and is guided by a board with representation from all three levels of government.
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