Heather Wilson

Executive Director

Child and Nature Alliance for Canada


Heather is a white settler queer woman with a passion for outdoor play, nature, and social justice. As a student Heather moved from the UK (where they grew up) to the land now known as Canada. Heather is grateful to be a guest on the unceded and unsurrendered traditional Lands of the Algonquin Anishinaabe people in Ottawa where their Jamaican-British-Canadian family lives, works, roams, and plays.

Heather has over 20 years experience in the charitable sector with extensive experience in building direct giving, digital engagement, and monthly giving programs. After a two-year hiatus in Jamaica with their family Heather returned to Canada in 2017 to work with non profit organizations to develop sustainable social enterprise models. Now the Executive Director of the Child & Nature Alliance of Canada, Heather follows the lead nature provides empowering others to thrive.

Heather enjoys drinking coffee direct from their family farm in Jamaica’s Blue Mountains, hiking with their partner, playing tennis with their son, and dragging their very stubborn westie, Miffy, for walks.