Jessica Gaber is a Research Coordinator in multiple projects in the Department, including Health TAPESTRY and CHAP-Philippines, where she helps to implement and evaluate projects aiming to improve the health older adults and people with chronic conditions through increasing connections to primary care and communities. Jessica is a Registered Social Worker with a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University and experience in three sides of social work practice: research, community development, and clinical work. She’s most interested in projects that can transform communities, bring voices to vulnerable populations, and make change where change is needed. Before joining the Department, she worked in research at the Offord Centre for Child Studies (Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience), as well as in crisis intervention, mental health counselling, and community mental health both at home and in developing countries abroad. She has experience with advocacy and support for women’s rights, homeless individuals, and refugees to Canada, and is always looking at the next best way her skills can be used to create positive change.