Dorothy Hasinoff

M.S.W. (Dalhousie University), M.Ed. (University of Toronto), Ph.D. (University of Toronto)

Dr. Hasinoff recently completed a PhD at the University of Toronto’s Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work. She has a specialization in the field of aging, having participated in the Collaborative Program in Aging, Palliative, and Supportive Care across the Life Course. Her primary academic interest is older Canadians and the relationship between their health and their income. Her dissertation topic was Declines and Regains in Income Status and Health Status Among Mid- and Later-life Canadians and her supervisor was Dr. Lynn McDonald. Dorothy Hasinoff holds an undergraduate degree in philosophy from the University of Alberta, and two master’s degrees; the first, in social work from Dalhousie University and the second, in applied psychology and adult education from the University of Toronto.

During her public sector career, Dr. Hasinoff held a number of senior policy/program management positions:

    • Policy Project Lead at the Government of Ontario’s Seniors’ Secretariat (OSS):
      – drafting policy papers: Retirement Homes, Ontario Seniors’ Strategy
      – leading policy project: Federal/Provincial/Territorial Ministers: Planning for Canada’s Aging Population
      – facilitating major planning session: Future Planning for those Affected by Alzheimer’s Disease
      – coordinating the OSS’s results-based planning, annual operational planning, performance measurement
      – participating as steering committee member: Free from Harm: Toward a Best Practice Guide on the Abuse of Older Women
    • Co-lead, Business Re-engineering Project, Cabinet Office
    • Manager, Violence Prevention, Ontario Women’s Directorate
    • Manager, Tourism Research and Industry Competitiveness, Ministry of Tourism
    • Manager, Road Safety Marketing Office, Ministry of Transportation (MTO)
    • Manager, Business Services Office, MTO

Dr. Hasinoff also held positions at Management Board Secretariat; first as Supervisor, French Training and Evaluation Services and then as Executive Assistant to the Assistant Deputy Minister, Human Resources and Leadership Planning.

Dr. Hasinoff joined the OPS in 1980, initially as Vocational Counsellor, Ministry of Community and Social Services.  She then worked as Employment Equity Program Officer, Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care.

Before joining the OPS, Dr. Hasinoff worked as a paediatric/geriatric social worker and as a counsellor of single mothers in a family service agency.