Margaret Anderson

Margaret Anderson is the founder and executive director of Ian Anderson House, a residential cancer hospice in Oakville, Ontario. She created Ian Anderson House after her experience of caring for her husband, Ian, who died of colon cancer in 1990. When Ian Anderson House opened in 1997, on the anniversary of Ian’s death, it was Ontario’s first cancer hospice. To date, Ian Anderson House has served over 1100 families. Throughout, she’s served Ian Anderson House as a volunteer Executive Director and Board Member. She’s a strong advocate for the residential hospice movement, which provides the necessary care and support which each one of us deserves at the end of our lives. She holds a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Toronto. She’s the recipient of many awards including the prestigious Meritorious Service Medal for individuals whose specific achievements have brought honour to Canada.