Monique Gibbens

Monique is a career social worker.  She holds both a bachelor and masters degree in Social Work. For over 30 years, she has worked in various hospitals and home care programs. She has taught social work and gerontology at the University of Ottawa and at La Cité collégiale for more than 20 years.  During her career, she has worked at defending the rights of vulnerable persons.  She has been a member of many committees and acted as a consultant to various community groups. In the last ten years, she has learned the many challenges of being a caregiver while helping and caring for elderly relatives.  Monique retired in June 2017, and has remained active in the community.  Always interested in staying current and seeking learning experiences, she takes courses in Ethics and End of Life at the Dominican University. During her spare time, she enjoys many sports: skiing, running and biking. She also loves to travel