Ontario Deputy Minister of Northern Development and Mines – Kevin Costante – An Introduction

Prior to joining the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines, Kevin was the Deputy Minister and Associate Secretary of the Cabinet, Policy, Cabinet Office. He served as Deputy of the Ministry of Community and Social Services (MCSS) twice from June 1999 to August 2000 and mostly recently from February 2004 to May 2007.

He has also served as Deputy Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities from August 2000 to February 2004. Kevin originally joined MCSS in 1992 and from August 1993 to January 1998, he was Assistant Deputy Minister, Social Assistance and Employment Opportunities.

From January 1998 to June 1999, Kevin was the Assistant Deputy Minister, Program Management Division, for MCSS. In this position, he was responsible for the management and delivery of ministry programs throughout the province. Before joining MCSS, Kevin held a series of positions at the Ontario Ministry of Finance, including Director of Fiscal Planning.
He started his public service career in Saskatchewan, where he worked for a total of nine years at the Ministry of Education and the Saskatchewan Treasury Board.

Born and raised in Temagami, Ontario, Kevin has a B.A. (Honours) and a Masters of Public Administration from Queen’s University in Kingston.