Michelle Sullivan, Brampton Resilience Animator

Michelle SullivanMichelle has led teams of volunteers for non-profit organizations, community service groups, and faith-based organizations responding to fires, tornadoes, floods, hurricanes, evacuations, and pandemics for well over a decade. She is based in Brampton’s Emergency Management Office as coordinator of the Lighthouse Program, a capacity-building and resilience initiative that engages faith-based and community service groups. Her work dovetails perfectly with Faith & the Common Good’s Lighthouse Project which takes its name from the Brampton initiative.
Michelle is experienced in strengthening relationships with other collaborative agencies, especially through joint exercises, awareness campaigns, training workshops, and fundraisers. Her 12 year volunteer service with the Red Cross has taken her as far afield as the Canadian Arctic. Trained in Ambulance and Emergency care as well as Crisis Intervention and Counselling, she is currently pursuing an MA in Emergency Management at Royal Roads University. Michelle and her husband live in Brampton with their three children.