Before being elected as the MP for Fredericton, Matt DeCourcey worked as an assistant to former MP and cabinet minister Andy Scott. He also worked for a time with Todd Russell, a former Labrador MP and Métis leader. DeCourcey currently serves as the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He also served on the House of Commons Special Committee on Electoral Reform.
DeCourcey was a 2012-13 Action Canada Fellow and in this role he co-authored a report entitled Who Cares About Young Carers? Raising Awareness for an Invisible Population. He is also a former provincial coordinator for the Canadian Commission for UNESCO’s Youth Advisory Group. He has also worked as Director of Communications, Education and Outreach with the New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate.
After spending five months working on an international development job in West Africa, DeCourcey established a soccer tournament and health-education initiative for youth in the Gambia.
DeCourcey was born and raised in Fredericton. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Thomas University and a Master of Public Relations degree from Mount Saint Vincent University.