Mayor Mark Sutcliffe | About the Mayor

About Mayor
Mark Sutcliffe


"I love this city."

Mark was born in Ottawa and has lived his whole life here. He and his wife Ginny have three children, Erica, Jack, and Kate.

Mark is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and community activist. He co-founded the Ottawa Business Journal, and several other small businesses. For over 30 years, Mark was a broadcast journalist on CFRA and CityNews, and was the executive editor and a columnist for the Ottawa Citizen. Currently, he’s a coach, mentor and advisor to some of Ottawa’s leading business and community leaders through his work with TEC Canada.

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Mark at the St. Charbel Church Community Event


See Mark Sutcliffe Speak at TEDx Kanata: Running, luck and the ovarian lottery

“I won the lottery the day I was born.” Luck creates advantages and disadvantages from the day we are born. Mark Sutcliffe is asking us to redesign our thinking to recognize the role of luck in our lives. “Imagine a world where luck is irrelevant and all the children in the future can start life with the same opportunity.”