Julie Lindhout taught 16 years at the secondary school level, joined the Ontario Ministry of Education in 1980. She was Director of Policy in 1998, established Lindhout Associates Education Consulting, and became president of the Atlantic Council of Canada (ACC) in 2002. She has also been active in the Brussels-based Atlantic Treaty Association (ATA), the umbrella organization, the Education Coordinator for the ATA until 2005, and an ATA Bureau Vice-President from 2005-2008, and again since the 2011. She was Rapporteur for several ATA Assemblies, and has moderated panels and presented papers at many ATA Assemblies, conferences and seminars. She is also a director of the Canadian Turkish Business Council, the Canada-Albania Business Council, and a member of the Ontario Special Education Tribunal. She is the recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.