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Matthew Burbidge

Partner Engagement and Communication Lead, Communications, Partnerships & Primary Care Strategy, Island Health


Matthew began his career as an Art Preservationist and Picture Framer in 1996 before transitioning into roles in the public sector. Matthew worked as a Policy Analyst and Expenditure Analyst at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat from 2008 to 2012. In 2012, he briefly served as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada. Matthew then moved to the University of Alberta as the Director of Major & Planned Gifts. Following that, he held positions as the Director of Civics at the Blackmud Creek Community League and as a Senior Outreach Officer for the Office of the Leader of the Official Opposition in Alberta. In 2015, he became the Director of Communications & Marketing at E4C, a non-profit organization focused on poverty elimination. From 2017 to 2020, he served as the Director of Communications & Marketing at the Excel Society, a service provider for individuals with complex needs. Matthew also joined the City of Edmonton as a committee member for neighborhood revitalization in 2018. Currently, Matthew works for Island Health as the Primary Care Partner Engagement & Communication Lead in the Department of Primary Care on Vancouver Island.

Matthew Burbidge has a Master of Public Administration degree from Queen’s University, and also holds a Master of Political Management degree from Carleton University. Prior to these degrees, he completed a Bachelor of Communications & Culture (Honours) degree with a specialization in Canadian Studies from the University of Calgary.

Last Revision: April 2024