Janice Baker, FCPA FCA, ICD.D
Janice Baker joined the City of Mississauga in May, 1999 as Commissioner of Corporate Services and Treasurer and was promoted to City Manager and Chief Administrative Officer in 2005. She retired from that role in May, 2020.
After several years in the private sector, Janice discovered local government in 1987 and found her passion. She has spent her career helping to build communities, having held senior roles at both the City of St. John's, Newfoundland and the City of Oshawa, Ontario before moving to Mississauga. Believing that leaders need to give back, she served on a number of Association Boards, including a term as President of the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators (CAMA) in 2017-18.
Janice has received a number of awards including:
- three time WXN Top 100 Award winner in the Public Sector Leaders category
- Induction into the WXN Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women’s Hall of Fame in 2010;
- the FCPA designation from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Ontario (ICAO) in 2011;
- the Excellence in Municipal Finance Award from the Municipal Finance Officers Association of Ontario (MFOA) in 2011.
- the Vanier Medal from the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (IPAC) in 2019, becoming the first local government leader to be recognized with this award.
Janice has a Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland. She has a long history of community and professional volunteer service and currently serves on a number of Boards and Committees in Mississauga and Ontario.