Heather(she/her) is a human rights activist who has built strong networks and communities locally and nationally.
As the coordinator for Elder Abuse Prevention Muskoka, she is committed to creating a poverty-free and age-friendly Muskoka.
Her human rights work began during the ’80s as a founding member of Out North in Yellowknife and more recently she served as president of Fierté Canada Pride, the national association of Canadian Pride organizations, where she coordinated conferences and events to elevate and empower underrepresented voices.
After 20 years of community building and teaching in communities throughout the NWT and Nunavut, Heather returned to Gravenhurst and built a home for herself on the family farm.
She has a Bachelor of Education and wrote a weekly column providing support to seniors and caregivers called “Caring through Ages and Stages”.
Heather is excited by the New Democrats’ plan to tackle the climate emergency, create good jobs and believes in sustainable communities with affordable housing.
She looks forward to raising these and other issues throughout the campaign and sharing how the NDP will build back better.
Please join us for a series of meet and greets. Starting on August 25th, Heather will host Zoom meet-ups every Wednesday at 7 p.m. until the election. Join the meetings here.
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