Chair, Mental Health and Addictions Leadership Advisory Council
Susan Pigott is a trained nurse and social worker who has enjoyed a 35 year long career in health and social services mostly in Toronto but also with two years in Australia and one in Papua New Guinea. Trained as a nurse at the Wellesley Hospital in Toronto, she also has a B.A. from the University of Western Ontario as well as an M.S.W. from the University of Toronto. Ms. Pigott worked for 10 years as a front line nurse in emergency medicine and addictions and mental health. Subsequently, she has held a number of senior positions in a variety or social service organizations including Family Service Toronto, United Way of Greater Toronto and St. Christopher House. In 2013 she stepped down from her position as Vice President of Communication and Community Engagement at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health.
Ms. Pigott has been active in a number of public policy initiatives including the Ontario Citizens Assembly on Electoral Reform where she was the lead for Citizen Engagement and she co-chaired the Taskforce on Modernizing Income Security for Working Age Adults. She was also a member of the Drummond Commission on the Reform of Ontario Public Services. Ms. Pigott has been an active volunteer serving as Board member for many organizations including the following: Toronto Community Foundation, Tides Foundation, Sickkids, Soulpepper Theatre, the LCBO and The Change Foundation. Currently she is Chair of the Board of Toronto Artscape.