Pat Thompson is the Senior Advisor to the Atkinson Charitable Foundation. Prior to joining the Foundation in 2014, Pat was a consultant to leaders responsible for mature nonprofit organizations facing adaptive challenges. Pat began her career on Parliament Hill in 1981. She worked first for her hometown MP and later for the Minister of State (Youth) and the Minister of National Health and Welfare. From 1988 to 2000, Pat worked for YMCA Canada and the YMCA of Greater Vancouver in senior roles. She has been a Metcalf Foundation Innovation Fellow and was a Visiting Scholar at Massey College (University of Toronto).