Ms. Nadia J. Thompson
Nadia Thompson was born and raised in Winnipeg Manitoba. Her parents immigrated to Winnipeg in the 70’s from Jamaica. Nadia grew up in the North end of the city. As a visual minority growing up in Winnipeg and going to school as one of the few black children, staying connected to her roots was a challenge. During the early years, Nadia was involved in many extra circular activities as a child including ballet, gymnastics, baton, piano and swimming. At the age of 12 she became a member of the Jamaican Association of Manitoba dance group. She participated in many events throughout the city performing at Folklorama, Black-O-Rama, at schools and senior home. This would be the start of many years of volunteering and community activities for her.
Nadia graduated from Glenlawn Collegiate in 1995 with Graphic Arts major and Fine Arts minor. After having her daughter she went back to school to attain her Business and Office Administration Diploma from CDI College. She started her career with the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority in 2007 in which she has been in various administrative positions and is currently a scheduling clerk for the Palliative Care Unit.