Heidi Danson

Event Services Manager

Born and raised in Ottawa, Heidi graduated from Algonquin College with a diploma in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing, before heading off to Cape Breton University to complete her bachelor’s degree in business administration with a concentration in Marketing. Following graduation, Heidi returned to Ottawa and worked primarily in the not-for-profit sector while completing her Wedding Planners certificate from the Wedding Planners Institute of Canada and her Social Media certificate from Algonquin College.

While Heidi has worked in administration, marketing, and advocacy, her true passion has always been in event planning. She spent the last ten years working at the Anglican Diocese of Ottawa, planning and overseeing all major events, including an international women’s conference in Jerusalem. Her time at the diocese also included planning a provincial-wide conference and their annual AGMs, curating online and hybrid events, and growing their online presence through successful social media campaigns.

Volunteering and helping others were instilled in Heidi from a young age. So, when she isn’t working, she often volunteers within the Ottawa community. Heidi has volunteered with the Ottawa Police Cadet Corps for over 20 years, where she has received multiple awards for her dedication. In 2015, Heidi launched the Women Helping Women Purse Project, where she gathered purses filled with various products, specifically feminine hygiene products. She donated them to Ottawa’s most vulnerable population. Thanks to her connections to the Ottawa Police, they offered their space and support, and the project grew to donate over 4,000 filled purses each year for 3 years. Heidi also sits on the Board of Directors for Kid-Safe Productions, which offers drama workshops and performances about kids’ mental health in a post-pandemic world.

Heidi enjoys spending her free time with her husband and dogs and can often be found exploring nature and traveling locally. In the winter, Heidi can be found on her snowmobile or hiking through the snow-covered trails. In the warmer months, Heidi enjoys playing softball, stand-up paddling, and visiting local community events.