Bruce Cooper

Staff Role:
Deputy Minister of Health and Social Services

Bruce Cooper is the Deputy Minister of the Department of Health and Social Services for the Government of the Northwest Territories. 

He has served in a variety of senior leadership positions in public (Government of Newfoundland and Labrador) and non-profit sectors for over 20 years, including as Assistant Deputy Minister (DM) (Policy and Planning) with the Labour Relations Agency, Health and Community Services, and Child, Youth and Family Services. Bruce 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 for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

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. He 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.