Sylvanus Thompson retires as Associate Director with Toronto Public Health

Sylvanus Thompson

After a long career in public health, including a 24 year stint in his native Jamaica, Sylvanus Thompson, popularly known by his colleagues as ” Doctor T,”  recently retired  as an Associate Director with Toronto Public Health. 

” Sylvanius has been a great leader and representative for public health and Health Protection and has always been an engaged member of the Association  of Supervisors of Public Health Inspectors of Ontario (ASPHIO), ” said Aldo Francis, chairman of ASPHO..

Thompson joined Toronto Public Health as a Temporary Public Health Inspector in 2000, became Acting Manager in 2001 and  Associate Director in 2012.

He is a member of several community organizations  and has served on the Jamaica Diaspora Advisory Board.

Thompson  told The Caribbean Camera that he now plans to devote more time to community work.