Linda Pillsworth, BTech, CPHI(C)
Healthy Housing Manager, Environmental Public Health Division, First Nations and Inuit Health Branch, Indigenous Services Canada
Linda Pillsworth is a manager with Environmental Public Health Division at the First Nations and Inuit Health Branch of Indigenous Services Canada. In her current role, she provides national policy and program leadership and subject matter expertise for environmental public health services delivered in First Nations communities with specific focus on healthy housing, quality management, and pandemic public health response and guidance. She has 20 years of experience as an Environmental Health Officer and manager, ranging from provincial inspection programs, federal workplace health, travelling public, and First Nations environmental public health services.
Her career continues to progressively enrich her understanding of First Nations knowledge of well-being, interconnectedness with the natural and built environment, and their importance to the physical, mental, cultural, and spiritual health of individuals and communities. Through strong collaborations and partnerships with communities and regional, provincial, and federal agencies, her goal is to create opportunities to enhance public health and environment systems to better support the holistic concepts of First Nations well-being, healthy built environments, and overall improvement in the health of First Nations communities.
Linda is grateful to live, work, and play with her two sons, Tristan and Nathan, on unceded Coast Salish Territory, the traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səlil̓wətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations located in North Vancouver British Columbia.