Mona Fortier was first elected in a 2017 by-election, and is the first female MP to represent her riding of Ottawa-Vanier.
She is a member of the Canada-Africa Parliamentary Association, the Canada-Europe Parliamentary Association, the Canada-France Interparliamentary Association, the Canadian Branch of the Assemblée parlementaire de la Francophonie (APF), the Canadian Delegation to the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Parliamentary Assembly (OSCE PA), and the Canadian Section of ParlAmericas.
She graduated from the University of Ottawa with a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology). She has served on several non-profit Board of Directors including the Montfort Hospital, the Provincial Advisory Committee on Francophone Affairs (Ontario), and the Shaw Centre. In addition, Fortier has received numerous awards for her community involvement, including the Queen Elizabeth II- Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
For more than twenty years, she has worked in both the public and private sector. Prior to being elected, she worked as the Chief Director of Communications and Market Development at Collège La Cité and managed her own strategic communications consulting firm.
She and her husband Olivier have three children.