Meet Sylvia Jones

Sylvia Jones serves as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin–Caledon.

She is currently Ontario’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, where her focus is building a stronger health care system for all Ontarians.

Minister Jones has worked with health care partners from across Ontario to:

  • Introduce A Plan to Stay Open, Ontario’s five-point plan to strengthen the health care workforce and stabilize the health system by providing faster access to care and more options for care in the community
  • Introduce and pass the Your Health Act to ensure Ontarians receive more connected and convenient care right in their own communities, have faster access to publicly-funded surgeries and procedures, and ensure more health care workers are added to the system
  • Make it easier and faster for health care workers trained in Ontario, other provinces, and internationally to register and practise in Ontario
  • Expand pharmacist scope of practice to prescribe and treat 19 common ailments, such as rashes, pink eye, and sprains
  • Fund annual operating for 27 new MRI machines in hospitals across Ontario, to reduce wait times and increase access
  • Advance 50 hospital redevelopment projects that will create more than 3,000 new hospital beds within the next 10 years

Minister Jones previously served as Solicitor General from 2019-2022, where she championed public safety initiatives, including leading the country with a $307 million anti-human trafficking strategy and legislation, and passing Canada’s toughest animal protection legislation.

Minister Jones has lived in Dufferin-Caledon for over 30 years with her husband, David.