It’s an Inside Job
Human Rights Activist | Musician | Environmentalist
Heather Bishop is an accomplished musician/singer-songwriter, social activist, keynote speaker, visual artist, published author, and tradeswoman. And, her country would concur, as Heather was awarded the Order of Canada in 2005.
Highly admired for her social activism, Heather has spent the past 4 1/2 decades championing feminism and the environment, and speaking out against racism, homophobia, and discrimination of any kind. In 1976, she piloted and taught the first Pre-Trades Training for Women Course in Canada and is currently working on another first – teaching the Canadian pilot of The Art of Managing Your Career. Both of these initiatives promote and help advance the financial and greater wellbeing of women and artists in their professional lives.
Heather is best known around the world as a talented and respected musician, having released 14 acclaimed folk and children’s albums, winning numerous JUNO nominations, Parents’ Choice Gold Awards, Western Canadian Music Awards, and NAPPA Awards. Her latest CD, released in the spring of 2009, is entitled My Face is a Map of My Time Here. In 2011, Heather released a hardcover coffee table book of her artwork by the same name.
Heather Bishop has always lived her belief that, when she gives voice to the truth in her own life, it strikes a chord in other people’s lives as well. She is dedicated to an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling, and socially just world – a world in which wellbeing is extended to everything and every being.
Heather has received the Order of Canada (2005) and the Order of Manitoba (2001), as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Law (2011).