At Wellesley Institute, Kate brings to her position as Researcher a rich and diverse background in policy and strategic development across the health and human services sectors. With an emphasis on community engagement and qualitative research, she has provided expertise to municipal and provincial governments on housing, immigration, end-of-life care and long-term supportive services for those living in rent-geared-to-income housing.
Although most of her work has been for the government sector, she has several years’ experience working in the Community Health Centre world conducting community research and program development. She is a former member of the Halton District Health Council where she led the strategic plans for mental health restructuring working with persons with lived experience and other stakeholders. She holds a Master of Education degree in Community Development from the University of Toronto and is pleased to have made use of it in every position she has held. In her current position, offering her expertise as a project manager, she returns to her original roots working to improve quality housing in Toronto.