Edith Doucet, Clerk of the Executive Council and Head of the Civil Service, Government of New Brunswick


Edith Doucet became the Clerk of the Executive Council and Head of the Public Service in February 2015. Prior to this, she was the Deputy Minister of Social Development since July 2011. In October 2014, she became Deputy Minister of Healthy and Inclusive Communities in addition to her responsibilities as Deputy Minister of Social Development. Before this, she was the Deputy Minister of the Department of Intergovernmental Affairs since September 2008.

Since joining the New Brunswick public service in 1983, Edith has held a variety of senior positions in various ministries, including Social Services, Health and Community Services, Family and Community Services, Social Development, Healthy and Inclusive Communities and the New Brunswick Women’s Directorate.

Edith’s extensive senior management experience includes overseeing the development and implementation of several new provincial policies and programs in the areas of early childhood, child welfare and long-term care services. While at Social Development she oversaw the reform of social assistance and led a transformational project of productivity and process improvement in the areas of child welfare, housing, income assistance and long-term care.

A native of New Brunswick, Edith graduated from l’Université de Moncton, where she received a Bachelor’s degree in Education, and from l’Université de Montréal, where she obtained a Master’s degree in Education.  Before entering public service, Edith worked as a teacher.