Martha Deacon

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Martha Deacon
Senator from Ontario
Assumed office
February 15, 2018
Nominated byJustin Trudeau
Appointed byJulie Payette
Personal details
Born (1958-04-23) April 23, 1958 (age 61)
Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Political partyIndependent Senators Group

Martha (Marty) Deacon (born April 23, 1958) was named to the Senate of Canada, 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]

In 2018, she served as the chair of the local organizing committee (LOC) for the 2018 BWF World Junior Championships held in Markham, Ontario.[3]


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.[4]


  1. ^ "Martha Deacon, Robert Black to represent Ontario in Senate".
  2. ^ a b "Two new senators from Ontario named to upper chamber".
  3. ^ "Badminton Canada Congratulates Marty Deacon on Senate Appointment". Badminton Canada. 21 February 2018. Retrieved 20 January 2019.
  4. ^ ""MARTHA DEACON, OCT"".