An international NGO in consultative status with the United Nations
Kathleen Thompson, PhD,
MSW, RSW, BA (Hons)
Dr. Thompson has worked in health policy analysis and research
as a bureaucrat and as a consultant for the last 30 years,
specializing in the mental health, disability and corrections sectors.
In 2015, Dr. Thompson created the Cannabis Regulatory Research
Group. The focus of the policy research group is on promoting
collaborative public policy processes and evidenced-based
research with the cannabis industry, governments, academia, civil
society and at the United Nations. Additionally, Dr. Thompson
consults with individuals and organizations on how to enter the
legal cannabis industry. She is the Founder and President of
Thompson Policy Consulting Inc. and consuls to the cannabis and
hemp sectors in Canada and internationally.

Dr. Thompson is a civil society leader with multiple organizations
focusing on human and disability rights. Her roles include: Director
and Research Unit Chair for the International Human Rights
Association for American Minorities (IHRAAM), Treasurer and
National Research Chair for the DisAbled Women’s Network
Canada (DAWN Canada), Chair and National Research Chair for
the National Network for Mental Health (NNMH) and President of the
Saskatchewan Voice of People with Disabilities (SVOPD). Dr.
Thompson is focused on the intersectionality between violence in
general and particularly interpersonal hostility or horizontal violence
and people living with disabilities. Reducing violence and promoting
collaboration and human flourishing are goals of Dr. Thompson’s
professional and volunteer initiatives.


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Kathleen Thompson at UN Conference on Disabilities, 2013.