Meet the Victoria West Community Centre Staff
Johanne Thompson- Executive Director
Johanne grew up in South-Western Ontario and attended the University of Windsor and earned degrees in Psychology (2000) and Music Therapy (2001).
She completed her Music Therapy Internship at Oak Bay Lodge working with seniors with various stages of dementia and became an Accredited music therapist in 2005.
She has worked in Social Services Management for the past decade, including a position as Director of Recreation at a senior’s residence, and Coordinator of the Sooke Region Volunteer Centre. She has also managed group homes for adults with developmental disabilities, and mental health diagnoses.
In her spare time, Johanne enjoys being on stage and has performed in productions with the Sooke Harbour Players, as a Narrator in Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat (2010), and Mabel in Pirates of Penzance (2011). She has also directed productions of Alice in Wonderland Jr. with Sooke Harbour Players, and The Jungle Book for the Sooke Youth Show Choir.
Johanne is excited to share her love of community building with the Victoria West neighbourhood.