Barbara MacKinnon has served the Ottawa community for over 25 years and is the Executive Director of Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa.
Previously, she served as Executive Director of a Community Health and Resource Centre and ran two mental health agencies. During her tenure in Ottawa, Barbara has been a leader in community planning and systems design projects. She has been instrumental in the development of a number of local services. Her work with multicultural communities has given her first-hand experience responding to the changing demographics of Ottawa.