A local businesswoman and skilled and passionate communicator, Mona Fortier is well known for her professional achievements and effective service to our community.

Since her high school days 30 years ago, Mona has been inspired by the community of Ottawa-Vanier to live, work and volunteer here. Learning the value of public service early in life, she became active in social issues and in the improvement of her community and region.

Mona Fortier holds a master’s of business administration (MBA 1998) from the Telfer School of Management, and a bachelor of social sciences, honours in sociology, from the University of Ottawa.

“While at Telfer, Mona was actively involved in student life, participating, for example, in a high tech case study competition and supporting the activities of the student council,” said François Julien, Dean of the Telfer School. “In recognition of her outstanding achievements, Mona received the Telfer School’s Young Achiever’s alumni award in 2011.”

“Throughout both the nomination campaign and the by-election to follow, I pledge to meet with and listen to residents from all walks of this extremely diverse riding to better represent their interests and concerns,” said Mona Fortier.

“It wouldn’t seem right to launch my campaign without mentioning the great contributions of the late Honourable Mauril Bélanger,” says Mona. “Mauril’s service and dedication, not only to Ottawa-Vanier, but to our region, to minority communities including the francophone community, and to Canada have always been inspirational for me.”