University of Toronto.
She served as a cabinet minister in the government of Premier Dalton McGuinty. She was elected as a Catholic School trustee on the Hastings-Prince Edward Separate School Board in 1985, and served as its Chair from 1991 to 1996. In 1998, she was elected to the amalgamated Algonquin-Lakeshore Catholic District School Board.
She was also a Director of the Ontario Catholic Trustees Association during this period, and served on the Tweed Parks & Recreation Committee from 1991 to 1997.
As of 2012, she serves as a justice of the peace. Dombrowsky was elected to the Ontario legislature in the provincial election of 1999, as a Liberal in the rural riding of Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington (which surrounds the city of Kingston, Ontario) defeating incumbent Progressive Conservative Harry Danford by about 2,000 votes.
On October 23, 2003, she was appointed Minister of the Environment. In this capacity, she was responsible for overseeing changes to the province"s water supply system (the safety of which was called into question after a tragic outbreak of e-coli in Walkerton, Ontario).
Dombrowsky"s ministry hired more full-time water inspectors and also called for the phasing out of coal-fired electrical generating plants.
On June 29, 2005 Dombrowsky became Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs. On January 18, 2010, Dombrowsky was named Minister of Education. In the 2011 election, she lost her seat to Progressive Conservative Todd Smith.
She was a Liberal member of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1999 to 2011 who represented the ridings of Hastings—Frontenac—Lennox and Addington and Prince Edward—Hastings.