Director of Age-Friendly Initiatives, Community Development Halton
Heather Thompson – Director of Age-Friendly Initiatives, Community Development Halton
Heather Thompson is the Director of Age-Friendly Initiatives with Community Development Halton. Within the World Health Organization’s framework of an Age-Friendly practice, Heather has been actively steering the activities and projects of the Burlington Age-Friendly Council since 2013 and serves as the current Chair of the Halton Age-Friendly Network and Co-Chair of the Southern Ontario Age-Friendly Network. Heather is the co-chair of the Older Adult Isolation Action Table with Halton Region and is a current member on the Board of Directors with the Ontario Association of Councils on Aging.
Heather completed graduate studies at Queen’s University, with a Master of Science degree in Aging and Health. Her work and volunteer experience have encompassed leadership roles in the non-profit sector in Quebec and Ontario, including youth justice, disabilities, mental health, community support services for older adults, palliative and hospice care.
Heather is strong advocate for age-friendly, inclusive communities where all people can fully participate without barriers.
Heather will present during Session 10: Social Environment Showcase and Looking Ahead panel of the conference on March 24 starting at 10:30 a.m.