Lee Hinton, MSW, is a ZERO TO THREE Fellow. She is a Program Manager at the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, located in Saskatchewan, Canada.
Lee Hinton’s career has focused on children’s, women’s, and family health and well-being. She obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Waterloo, holds a Post Graduate Degree in Art Therapy from the University of Western Ontario, and a Master of Social Work from Wilfred Laurier University. Ms. Hinton has worked at a variety of organizations focused on health and well-being, including the London Regional Cancer Centre, Region of Peel (Ontario), Sexual Assault Centre of London, Women’s Mental Health/Addictions Action and Research Coalition, and YWCA Saskatoon.
Ms. Hinton has been the Program Manager at the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute since 2007. She has developed expertise in the development and implementation of primary prevention approaches that increase the probability that Saskatchewan children are given opportunities to develop a strong foundation for later health and development. To this end, Ms. Hinton works extensively with communities throughout Saskatchewan and participates on national and provincial projects and advisory committees to develop a common knowledge base and increase agreement regarding the importance of the early years. She provides support and leadership, ensuring that programs and projects meet their goals in an efficient, research-based, high-quality, and effective manner. Ms. Hinton developed and coordinates the Early Childhood Mental Health Program, which focuses on bringing emerging, evidence-based information and training to professionals throughout the province.
Ms. Hinton currently resides on a farm near Duck Lake, Saskatchewan, with her wife, Debbie, and a variety of animals. She has a passion for rescuing animals, gardening, hiking, reading, art, and spending time with her grandchildren.