Heather Keith, Activist, Author, Well-Known Townshipper
Empowering African Grandmothers: How the Stephen Lewis Foundation Does It
Heather Keith is a long time political activist who was raised in Montreal but raised her own family in the Eastern Townships. She has served as municipal councilor in two municipalities, worked as a building and septic tank inspector, and municipal secretary treasurer. She was president of Townshippers Association on two occasions and served as chair of the Association’s health and social services committee for several years. She operated a Bed and Breakfast and worked as a real estate agent in the Owl’s Head area. After the 1995 referendum Heather co-authored a book with Sharon McCully entitled QUEBEC: Bonjour, eh? She currently sits on the access to English services committee of the Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sherbrooke. Heather acquired her degree in social work from McGill in 2006 and is currently taking courses in gerontology at the University of Sherbrooke.