Alice Strachan
Alice Strachan has lived in Halton Hills all her life and her family has been in the community for many, many generations. As a child, her Friday nights included a trip to the grocery store (which was on the Main Street at that time) and then, if she was good, a trip to the library. To this day when she passes the original entrance (on the far righthand side) she pictures the stairs down to the children’s area and can remember how excited she was to get new books each week. With her own children growing up in Georgetown, the library was a key part of their activities, and they were always very happy to get new books each week.

In her full-time life, Alice is a specialist for Ontario Health. She works for the Centre of Excellence for Mental Health and Addictions and is responsible for three provincial MHA programs. She is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and is also both a Certified Professional Facilitator as well as certified in ProSci Change Management. Alice volunteers for Crisis Textline Responder for Kids HelpPhone (one of a very few Level 9 responders in Canada) and she also does community mediation for Dixie Bloor Neighbourhood Services in Mississauga and Community Justice Initiatives in Kitchener.

As a resident of the community, she believes in giving back by using her experience and skills. She believes that her system level thinking from her healthcare world combined with her experience in strategic planning, facilitation, and mediation as a consultant are great assets for her to bring to the library board and she looks forward to the next four years of working together.