Dipika Damerla was first elected to the Ontario legislature in 2011 as the Member of Provincial Parliament for Mississauga East-Cooksville and was re-elected in 2014.
In June 2014, Dipika Damerla became a Cabinet Minister as the Associate Minister of Health and Long-Term Care with responsibility for Long-Term Care and Wellness.
Before becoming a Minister, she served as Parliamentary Assistant (PA) in a number of portfolios, including PA to the Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport, the Minister Responsible for the Pan/Parapan Games, the Minister of Community and Social Services, and the Minister of Infrastructure.
Prior to entering politics, Dipika worked in corporate banking and has a MBA in Finance from the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto.
A proud mother and long-time resident of Mississauga, Ontario, Dipika leads a typical suburban life balancing work and family.
Dipika is guided by the ideal that in life “it is not enough to be good, you have to do good.”