Cassidy Paxton, BA

Cassidy Paxton, BA

Research and Evaluation Assistant

Cassidy graduated from the University of Victoria with a Bachelor of Arts in Health and Community Services and a minor in public administration.  She is passionate about creating healthier communities through policy, community organizing, and empowering young people to be leaders in their community. 

Cassidy is actively engaged in her community and has served as the President of the Young Women in Business UVIC chapter, participated in the City of Victoria Youth Council, and volunteered as a Girl Guide Leader. Cassidy has lived across Canada, spending her childhood in Newfoundland, teenage years in Northern Alberta, and university here on the West Coast. This experience has given her a deeper understanding of the inequalities present in communities across the country and is the reason she has chosen to work in the public health field. She aspires to create community change through advocacy and policy and work with elected officials to make health a priority and help governments understand the links between public policy and health outcomes.

In her spare time, Cassidy enjoys cooking, baking, and exploring Vancouver Island’s beautiful hiking trails and beaches.

Blog Posts

What is a Healthy City Strategy?

What is a Healthy City Strategy?

May. 17, 2018 in Healthy Communities/Cities
Creating Healthier Communities Through Policy All policies—even those that don't directly deal with health—have the ability to enhance or hinder your community's health and well-being. As a local government, it's easy to think...