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Kathleen and Jane

January 27, 2013 permalink

Kathleen Wynne
Kathleen Wynne

Yesterday Ontario's Liberal Party elected its new leader Kathleen Wynne, who thereby becomes the provincial premier. Thousands of members of Ontario public services employees unions were outside the convention hall, along with a few people from the Ontario Coalition for Accountability, who tried to duplicate last winter's success in bringing awareness of CAS problems to the provincial Liberals [1] [2] and Progressive Conservatives. [3].

New premier Kathleen Wynne is an avowed lesbian, sharing her life with partner Jane Rounthwaite. To give you an idea of what to expect from this couple, the résumé of wife Jane from Linkedin is in the expand block. Jane was associated with Kinark Child and Family Services, and for six years has served the Kinark foundation as a volunteer.



Jane Rounthwaite

Jane Rounthwaite

President at The Osborne Group
Toronto, Canada Area | Management Consulting

The Osborne Group, Kinark Foundation, Don Valley West PLA
Kinark Child and Family Services, Women's College Hospital Foundation, Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (L.E.A.F)
University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management



A seasoned and insightful executive specializing in non-profit and business management. Broad experience in many types and sizes of non profits and charities, including social service agencies, foundations, and associations, as well as a solid foundation in corporate business planning, marketing, and operations management. Exceptional ability to analyze and solve problems, set and consistently achieve challenging goals, and build and motivate multi-functional teams.

Specialties: change management, organizational development, strategic and operational planning, governance, project planning and management, fundraising, financial management.


President & Principal
The Osborne Group
December 2011 – Present (1 year 2 months)

Kinark Foundation
2007 – Present (6 years)

I was involved in establishing and organizing the Kinark Golf Classic to raise funds for programming for children and youth with complex mental health needs. The torunament has not run for the past 4 years and has raised nearly $250,000 for this worthy cause.

Chair, Fundraising
Don Valley West PLA
2003 – Present (10 years)

Fundraising to support the work of the local MPP, Kathlenn Wynne, through the riding assoication in Don Valley West.

The Osborne Group
1998 – Present (15 years)

Wide variety of interim and contract executive assignments in some of Ontario's most respected not for profit organizations, as well as some organizations with national and international scope.

Interim Director Program Services
Kinark Child and Family Services
September 2009 – June 2011 (1 year 10 months)

Kinark Child and Family Services
2004 – 2009 (5 years)

Project Manager for Kinark's Clinical Transformation initiative to implement evidence-based interventions and business processes to support service delivery to children and youth with mental health needs.

Interim Executive Director
Women's College Hospital Foundation 2005 – 2006 (1 year)

Executive Director
Women's Legal Education and Action Fund (L.E.A.F)
1994 – 1998 (4 years)

Vice President, Marketing and Administration, Pensions
Crown Life Insurance Company
August 1976 – November 1993 (17 years 4 months)


University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management
MBA, Marketing
1979 – 1984

Queen's University
BA Hons, History and English
1972 – 1976

Bishop's University
Crownx General Management Development

Source: LinkedIn