Who We Are

Who We Are

Horizons Management

Jean Robinson-Dextor

Jean Robinson-Dexter (Director)

Jean brings over thirty years of experience to Horizons Community Development Associates Inc. As a graduate of Dalhousie University's Recreation degree program and a recipient of its Exemplary Leadership alumni award, she has educational and practical background in population health and health promotion, child and youth health, injury prevention, particularly falls prevention, community development, policy and planning. Jean is a seasoned project manager, facilitator and adult educator and has had the opportunity to work with groups ranging from rural community organizations, regional networks, provincial not for profits, government, and national initiatives. Through her professional and volunteer experience, she has also been responsible for the planning and coordination of a wide variety of consultations, conferences, workshops, and festivals and events in national, regional, provincial and community settings.

Jean has become a strong advocate of and mentor for working from the population health approach and moving to incorporating it into community action, building healthy and sustainable communities. She has worked across Nova Scotia with community groups and provincial organizations to integrate population health in their work, and has presented the results of this work to Atlantic Canadian and national audiences.

Jean has a Bachelor of Recreation from Dalhousie University, a Certificate in Asset Mapping from Acadia University's Centre for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and has completed the Canadian Injury Prevention and Control Curriculum. Jean is a member of the International Association for Community Development, the Community Development Society, the Atlantic Network on Injury Prevention, and the Canadian Evaluation Society. At a local level, she is the chair of the biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival, a producer of community theatre, and participates in a number of additional community initiatives.