The 2013-14 MHA class recently had is its first Bear Pit session with Deputy Minister Saäd Rafi. This presentation, from the perspective of the highest organizational level of our health system, provided students with insights into these foundation competencies through a better understanding of the vision of the Ontario Government for Health and the challenges it faces in implementation. It aimed not only to create a better understanding of our healthcare system and its future but also to allow students to refine their knowledge and better focus their own career plans and professional development activities in Health Leadership and Management.  

About Deputy Minister Saäd Rafi

Sa}ad Rafi Saäd Rafi was appointed Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, effective Feb. 16, 2010. Most recently, Mr. Rafi was Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Energy and Infrastructure. Previously, he was National Infrastructure Advisory and Project Finance Practice Leader at Deloitte & Touche LLP. Mr. Rafi formerly served the Ontario Government as the Deputy Minister of Transportation and the Deputy Minister of Community Safety. He was seconded to the Ontario SuperBuild Corporation, Ministry of Finance, as Vice President, Public/Private Partnerships. He has held a number of senior management positions in the Ministry of Transportation, Cabinet Office, and the Ministry of Economic Development, Trade and Tourism.