Elizabeth Crocker


Liz Crocker, MEd, is one of the founding owners of Woozles, the oldest children’s bookstore in Canada. Liz established the Child Life Program at the IWK Children’s Hospital and was the first chair of the IWK Children’s Miracle Network Telethon. A life-long advocate for children and youth, Liz has worked as a teacher and has also served as chair of the Canadian Institute of Child Health and president of the Association for the Care of Children’s Health. Liz is currently vice-chair and board member of the Institute for Patient- and Family-Centered Care (IPFCC), secretary and board member of Hospice Halifax, secretary and board member of the Chester Playhouse, and an honorary trustee of the IWK Hospital Foundation. In 2006, she co-authored Privileged Presence, a collection of stories about experiences in health care with a focus on communication, collaboration, and compassion. A second edition was published in 2014. She also edited a book entitled The Healing Circle: Reclaiming Wholeness on the Cancer Journey, Integrating Science, Wisdom and Compassion, which was published in May 2010. In April 2017, she released a new book entitled Transforming Memories: Sharing Spontaneous Writing Using Loaded Words.