In recognition of Margaret Bloodworth’s service to Carleton University and to Canada, the Margaret Bloodworth Scholarship has been created to support students in the Indigenous Policy and Administration program.
Through Carleton University’s School of Public Policy and Administration, this new program will prepare leaders in policy and administration who can bridge traditional Indigenous worldviews with others, including those embedded in the governance practices found in general Canadian and international settings.
Margaret Bloodworth is a former senior public servant who was most recently Associate Secretary to the Cabinet and National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister (2006-2008). Prior to that she was the first Deputy Minister of Public Safety (2003-2006), Deputy Minister of Defence (2002-2003) and Deputy Minister of Transport (1997-2002). After being called to the bar in 1979 she started as counsel to the former Canadian Transport Commission (CTC). She served in various capacities including General Counsel to the CTC and Director General for Dispute Resolution at the National Transportation Agency before moving to the Privy Council Office in 1989 where she was Assistant Secretary to the Cabinet (Legislation and House Planning) (1989-1994) and Deputy Clerk, Security and Intelligence and Counsel (1994-1996). In addition to extensive involvement with a variety of charities and non-profits Ms. Bloodworth served on Carleton’s Board of Governors for many years.