Martha Deacon

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The Honourable
Martha Deacon
Senator from Ontario
Assumed office
February 15, 2018
Nominated by Justin Trudeau
Appointed by Julie Payette
Personal details
Born April 23, 1958
Political party Independent Senators Group
Profession teacher

Martha (Marty) Deacon (born April 23, 1958) was named to the Canadian Senate, representing the province of Ontario, by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on February 15, 2018. Prior to her appointment she was an educator and had had a long history of involvement with amateur sport. She served as Canada’s chef de mission for the 2010 Commonwealth Games in India, and is also a director of the Canadian Olympic Committee and Commonwealth Games Canada.[1] She is a recipient of the International Olympic Committee's Education and Youth Award and has also been inducted into the Cambridge, Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.[2]

Deacon has been a school teacher and had other positions with the school board in the Regional Municipality of Waterloo.[2]


She received a Bachelor of Physical and Health Ed., at McMaster University, then completed her Master of Arts, at McMaster University. She completed her Bachelor of Education, The University of Western Ontario.[3]


  1. ^ "Martha Deacon, Robert Black to represent Ontario in Senate". 
  2. ^ a b "Two new senators from Ontario named to upper chamber". 
  3. ^ ""MARTHA DEACON, OCT"". 
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