Senator Colin Deacon
Colin Deacon

Senator Colin Deacon

  • Province: Nova Scotia (Nova Scotia)
  • Affiliation: Non-affiliated
  • Telephone: 613-943-3735
  • Fax: 613-943-3723
  • Email: colin.deacon@sen.parl.gc.ca  vCard
  • Staff: MacDonald, Cathy (E); Forsyth, Heather (R)
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Biography

"Senator Colin Deacon is an innovative thinker whose entrepreneurial background will make him a valuable asset in Canada’s Upper Chamber. The Nova Scotian has spent his career turning ideas into products and services that make life better for Canadians.

In 2009, he founded BlueLight Analytics, a company that aimed to improve restorative dentistry. Until 2006, he served as CEO of SpellRead, which improved reading skills among children, adults and seniors, and which was one of Atlantic Canada’s fastest-growing companies. Senator Deacon has also contributed to the charitable sector in Halifax, where he has been an active member on the board of many organizations dedicated to children’s health and well-being. He brings to the Senate his passion for civic engagement, creativity and ingenuity.”