Bruce Cooper

Staff Role:
Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services

Bruce Cooper has been in senior leadership positions in the public and non-profit sectors for over 20 years.

He has served as Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy and Planning) with the Labour Relations Agency, Assistant DM in the Department of Child, Youth and Family Services, Assistant Secretary to Cabinet (Social Policy), and Assistant DM of Health and Community Services (Policy and Planning).

Mr. Cooper has also served as DM of both Health and Community Services and the Human Resources Secretariat within Executive Council and Deputy Secretary to Treasury Board.

He is a former Executive Director and Registrar of the Newfoundland and Labrador Association of Social Workers, Sessional Lecturer at Memorial University and Assistant Executive Director of Health and Community Services – St. John’s Region. Mr. Cooper holds bachelor and masters degrees of social work from Memorial University and has engaged in a variety of continuing education efforts including training in Labour Relations through Queens University.

Over his career, Mr. Cooper has been involved as a volunteer in the governance of a variety of voluntary and not for profit organizations.