Glenn Thompson

Glenn Thompson
Mr.
Glenn
Thompson

Mr.
Glenn
Thompson

Community Member


Biography

Mr. Thompson served as Deputy Minister in Ontario under Premiers from all three political parties and has a useful perspective on the working world graduates will join.  He is a social worker that has mentored recent graduates form the Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto for the past number of years.  Mr. Thompson has had a rewarding career in public service and was the Deputy Minister for six provincial portfolios including; Housing, Labour, Municipal Affairs, Government Services, Energy and Correctional Services in the span of 16 years.  He previously led the Canadian Mental Health Association as Chief Executive Officer.

Mr. Thompson received the Lieutenant Governor’s Medal of Distinction in Public Administration (2000) in recognition of public service work in Ontario and the Centennial Medial conferred by the Governor General of Canada for his work within the children and adult sectors of the Ministry of Correctional Services, Ontario.       

Mr. Thompson and his wife enjoy focusing on volunteer activities in the community such as the Art Gallery of Ontario and other non-profit organizations including Canadian Criminal Justice Association, Ontario Association for Corrections and Criminology, and many more. He is also a member of the Fund Development Committee at the Faculty of Social Work.  Mr. Thompson is serving his first term as member of UTM Campus Council.    

Mr. Thompson was first appointed in 2014 as alumni member of Campus Council, with a term ending June 30, 2017.