Kathryn lives in a small cooperative with friends, her partner and baby in the wooded paradise of Klah-ah-men, and is a boiling teakettle of enthusiasm for all things that make person-centred equity happen in community. She is the manager of Community Development at Lift, and has been coordinating community overdose solutions since 2018. Kathryn holds a Masters Degree in the humanitarian discipline of Human Security and Peacebuilding; additionally, she has been honoured to have built 20+ years in the non-profit and social services/social work sectors, with a special interest in working alongside people coping with complex mental health, substance use and homelessness.
“Working in qathet means everything to me. We are social leaders, and other rural places look to us for solutions and inspiration as social disparities become more evident outside of urban centres. Our region shares strong community bonds, powerful Tla’amin Nation leadership and the ability to cooperate and honour peer perspectives to make large scale, impactful things happen quickly for the benefit of all.”