New Chief of Staff for NDP Caucus Office

The NDP Caucus welcomes Dr. Bruce Gilbert to the role of Chief of Staff.

Bruce has worked locally, nationally, and internationally within and across the non-profit, government, business, labour, and academic sectors. From 2008-2016 Bruce served as a senior executive member (ADM) within the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador where he led the Rural Secretariat, and later co-led the Office of Public Engagement.

As we welcome Bruce, we also extend sincere thanks to Mona Rossiter, who was Interim Chief of Staff since September 2016.

Bruce Gilbert can be reached at or 709-729-2330.


For further information, contact Zaren Healey White, Communications Manager at 729-2137 (o), 693-9172 (c), or

Biography: Bruce Gilbert

Bruce Gilbert is an experienced professional with a reputation for high-quality and innovative work.

His lifelong commitment to democracy, justice, social change, community development, and environmental sustainability has produced concrete results in many communities across Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, and internationally.

Bruce is recognized locally and nationally as a public engagement and collaboration expert. He is the current president of the International Association of Public Participation (Canada). He serves as a volunteer policy expert with the Institute of Public Administration of Canada currently supporting a youth-entrepreneurship and green-jobs development project in Nigeria. He is a Qualified Mediator as designated by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute of Canada, as well as a member of the Board of Directors for the NL branch of the Canadian Evaluation Society.

Bruce has an Interdisciplinary PhD from Dalhousie University and a Master of Adult Education degree from St. Francis Xavier University. From 2008-16 Bruce served as a senior executive member (ADM) within the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador with the Rural Secretariat, and later the Office of Public Engagement. During this period, Bruce and his team designed, implemented, and evaluated citizen and stakeholder engagement activities related to rural sustainability, health, environment, fisheries, forestry, municipal governance, and other issues to help ensure community voices better informed government policy and decision-making.

Bruce lives in St. John’s with his wife Camille Fouillard and their two children Esmée and Léo.

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