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Toronto Council today confirmed the appointment of Shirley Hoy as the City's
new Chief Administrative Officer (CAO). Ms. Hoy has been Acting CAO and Acting
Chief Financial Officer for the City of Toronto since June 27, 2001.
"Shirley is a consummate professional who has demonstrated a deep commitment to
this organization and the men and women who make Toronto work," said Mayor Mel
Lastman. "She has the respect of her staff and her peers and I have every
confidence -- as did everybody on the hiring committee -- in her ability to
lead this City through the difficult years ahead."
In announcing the appointment, Mayor Mel Lastman praised Ms. Hoy's years of
dedicated public service. Shirley has been the Commissioner of Community and
Neighbourhood Services department since January 1996.
Between 1991 and the end of 1995, she worked for the provincial government and
held such positions as Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM), Ontario Women's
Directorate; ADM for Social Assistance Reform, Ministry of Community and Social
Services; ADM of Operations, Ministry of Housing; and CEO of the Ontario
Prior to that, Shirley worked for 11 years for the former Metro Toronto
government in positions such as Director of Policy and Planning for the
Community Services department; General Manager of Administration for Exhibition
Place; and Executive Director for the Metro Chairman's Office.
Ms. Hoy has a Master's Degree in Public Administration (Queen's) and a Master's
Degree in Social Work (Social Policy) from the University of Toronto.