Heather Thompson is the Manager of Age-Friendly Initiatives with Community Development Halton, in Halton region. Within the World Health Organizations’ framework of Age-Friendly practice, Heather has been actively steering the activities and projects of the Burlington Age-Friendly Council since 2013, and more recently, the emerging work of the Halton Age-Friendly Network.
Heather holds a BA in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo and recently completed a Master of Science in Aging and Health, at Queen’s University. She also has a diploma in counselling and a certificate in Volunteer Management.
Heather has worked in leadership roles in the nonprofit sector in Quebec and Ontario. Her work experience includes the provision of services and supports in a variety of sectors, including: youth justice, developmental disabilities, mental health, community support services for older adults, and palliative and hospice care.
She is strong advocate for inclusive communities where all people can fully participate without barriers.