John Thomson, Assistant Deputy Minister, Housing Division, Alberta Seniors and Housing, Government of Alberta

John Thomson was named Assistant Deputy Minister of Housing, with Alberta Seniors and Housing in August 2016, and has been a proud member of the Alberta Public Service for fourteen years. Since 2017, he has been the ministry’s executive sponsor for Diversity and Inclusion. Prior to his current position, he held several strategy and policy positions including: Executive Director of Strategic Policy with Alberta Human Services; Executive Director of Strategic Policy with Alberta Health; and the Senior Policy Manager, Social Policy with Executive Council. Mr. Thomson is a graduate of the University of Victoria’s Biology and Education programs. He holds a Master’s Degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University.