Kathleen Wilson has served the Liberal party in a number of leadership roles since 1983 and is passionate about making a lasting contribution to her community and country.
She is pursuing her life-long goal of becoming a member of Parliament. She believes her leadership skills are solid, her background is diverse and she has been raised to make a contribution to her country.
Mrs. Wilson is a Registered Nurse and a Nurse Practitioner. For many years, she worked with her husband, Dr. Murray Wilson, serving the primary health care needs of a large multi-cultural population at the Bradford Medical Walk-in Clinic in Ontario.
She has also contributed her healthcare skills to international projects. She was part of an emergency response team that helped victims of Hurricane Mitch in Honduras. She has also tended to the primary health care needs of the most vulnerable in the high Andes of Ecuador.
Mrs. Wilson holds a Masterís degree in Conflict Analysis and Management, Peace and Conflict Studies from Royal Roads University.
As a civilian peacekeeper she brings her conflict resolution, peacemaking and healthcare skills to the arena of peacekeeping. Part of her training was conducted at the United Nations, in Sarajevo, the former Yugoslavia and throughout Bosnia.
She has served her community and country throughout her professional and personal life serving on the Board of Directors for Hospice-Simcoe and The Red Cross.
Mrs. Wilson has two children, 21-year-old Adriana and 14-year-old Michael.