In the Ontario September 2016 Mandate letter: Research, Innovation and Science it provides some information about the Chief Science Officer (CSO):
- Defining the role of the Chief Science Officer to lead the government’s efforts to advance both basic and applied science and working with the Secretary of the Cabinet to recruit that individual by spring 2017. Consulting with and engaging the scientific community and the broader public as you develop the mandate of the Chief Science Officer.
- Working with educators, communities, other ministries and the Chief Science Officer to promote science literacy throughout the province.
The Ontario provincial Chief Science Officer is expected to be supported by team. The competition (recruitment) for the CSO has not yet been announced.
December 5, 2016 Canadian National Chief Science Advisor competition announced