Heather is a long-time activist in the women’s movement, social justice and cultural politics. She was most recently the Chair of the Writers’ Union of Canada, and previously served on the board of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and as the Director of the National Executive of Amnesty International Canada.

Why I wear both the red poppy and the white,” Heather Menzies, Toronto Star, November 11, 2014.

On Thomas Berger and the Peel River Watershed,” Heather Menzies,, February 24, 2014.

Idle No More – Building Alliances,” Heather Menzies, Watershed Sentinel magazine, March-April 2013.

Whose ‘development’? A reflection on Alanis Obomsawin’s film on Attawapiskat,” Heather Menzies,, February 5, 2013.

What drew me to Chief Spence’s Hunger Strike,” Heather Menzies on her experiences on Victoria Island.

Idle No More is an historic opportunity for alliance building,” Heather Menzies opinion article,, January 18, 2013.

Support for Idle No More shows opposition to Harper,” Heather Menzies opinion-editorial, Ottawa Citizen, January 7, 2013.

 The White Poppy Debate on CBC’s The Current, Heather Menzies speaks to CBC host Jim Brown and Legion spokesperson Joanne Henderson about the White Poppy on November 9, 2012.

Remember Peace? The White Poppy. Heather Menzies at the Kingston, Ontario, Public Library, November 9, 2011. Event sponsored by the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul, justice, peace and integrity of creation office and the Kingston Society of Friends (Quakers). Heather contributed 50 homemade white poppies and raised $95 in donations to support the healing of female child soldiers in Africa.

“No more war,” said Heather Menzies at a White Poppy ceremony at the Ottawa Cenotaph on November 11, 2011. See the Youtube video.

“Patient-centred care: It’s about relationships” writes Heather Menzies in a Globe and Mail opinion article published on July 13, 2011.