Monique Jérôme-Forget

Monique Jérôme-Forget, Special Advisor, Ph.D., O.Q.

Contact Information

  • tel: 514.904.5378
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  • McGill University, Ph.D. (Psychology)
  • McGill University, B.A. (Psychology)
  • Université de Montréal, Political Economy
  • Johns Hopkins University, History
  • University of London, England, Economics




English, French


Monique Jérôme-Forget is a Special Advisor in the Osler Montréal office. In 2010, she was appointed by the Minister of Finance of the Federal Government, Mr. James (Jim) Flaherty, to the Economic Advisory Council which is made up of eleven high profile members from across Canada. Since 2013, she has served on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Canada and also chairs the Human Resources and Compensation Committee. She is an active participant on the Executive Committee as well as the Governance Committee. She also has been part of a task force that examined the measures to put into place in order to allow Quebec businesses to better protect themselves from hostile takeover bids and foster the development of head offices.

She was a Member of the National Assembly from 1998 until April 2009 and served as Minister of Finance, Minister of Government Services, President of the Treasury Board. In addition, she has been a Vice Rector at Concordia University, Assistant Deputy Minister of Health and Welfare Canada, President and CEO of the Commission de la santé et de la sécurité du travail and Chair of its related research institute.

She has been active with a number of community, cultural, medical and educational organizations namely, the OECD as the founder and 1st President of the Social Policy Committee, the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, the World Health Organization, the Québec Foundation for the Environment, International Commission for Workers Compensation, The Queen’s University Institute for Intergovernmental Relations, McGill University Institute for Canadian studies and the Canadian Medical Council for several years and has also been President of the Institute for Research on Public Policy as well as a columnist for The Financial Post and Les Affaires.

Recent distinctions

  • 2012 P3 Champion awared by The Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships
  • Names amoung the  top 10 women of influence -  La Presse  (2013)
  • 2013 Women of Outstanding Achievement Award  - Women’s Y Foundation
  • Officière of the Ordre national du Québec (2013)


  • Monique Jérôme-Forget, Women to the Rescue of the Economy: Getting Rid of the Glass Ceiling (Original title: Les Femmes au Secours de L'économie: Pour en Finir avec le Plafond de Verre), Montréal, Stanké Edition, October 2012. Only available in French.
  • Monique Jérôme-Forget regularly attends events as a conference speaker when topics pertain closely to women and continues to give interviews to different medias on her experience as a former political figure and to comment on the current news.
  • Monique Jérôme-Forget is co-chairing the Table des Partenaires Influents (Roundtable of Influential Partners) established by the Minister of Culture, Communications and Status of Women, Mrs. Christine St-Pierre, to identify the means to promote the presence of women on Boards and at senior management levels of Québec companies.
  • Monique Jérôme-Forget and Claude E. Forget, Qui est Maître à Bord? A Canadian Health Care Reform Project, Montréal, Research Institute on Public Policies, 1999, 157 p.
  • Joshua M. Wiener, Monique Jérôme-Forget and Joseph White, Health Care Reform Through Internal Markets: Experience and Proposals, Montréal, Research Institute on Public Policies, 1995. 

Pro Bono/Community Work

Madame Jérôme-Forget is a member of the following Boards of Directors:

    • McCord Museum (president)
    • Quartier de l’innovation (member)
    • Cinemania (member)
    • Foundation of Greater Montreal (member)
    • Clinical Research Institute of Montreal (IRCM) (member)
    • Bank of Canada (member)