Projects

Kathryn has successfully managed diverse projects. The following provides a brief overview of some projects she has led.

Ministry of Health British Columbia Seniors' Advocate Consultation Series

During this 3 month project Kathryn coordinated and attended 22 public and stakeholder consultations throughout the province. The project involved working with government, health professional colleges and associations, unions, aboriginal organizations, as well as interested members of the public. Responsibilities included coordination of venue, audio visual, travel and accommodation arrangements, advance and on-site registration, media relations, issues management and recording written meeting notes. 



     “Kathryn provided excellent support to our Seniors Advocate project--she was always on top of all of the detailed planning needed for this initiative--competent, reliable and professional. I would happily work with Kathryn when the opportunity arises."  --Paul Pallan, Vice-President, Hollander Analytical Services

Small Change Personal Finance Expo

Kathryn was responsible for the concept, planning and fundraising for this community based, financial literacy event. The expo was designed to help students, low and mid-income individuals and families develop a holistic financial plan that allows them to live within their income, reduce debt, create a financial safety net and save for short and long term financial goals. Participants included: The Financial Consumer Agency of Canada, Consumer Protection BC, British Columbia Securities Commission, Credit Counselling Society, Coast Capital Savings, Vancity, RBC and other financial organizations.



     “Kathryn is a great pleasure to work with. Not only is she very organized and detailed oriented but also creative in her idea generation, project planning and problem solving. In addition to this, she approaches each task with not only great energy, but also a real passion for what she is working on. Kathryn's great personality and the enthusiasm that she possesses, make working with her an extremely positive experience. I look forward to continuing to work with Kathryn in the future."  --Murray Baker, Author of the Debt Free Graduate

Downtown Victoria Market Days

Kathryn was responsible for the planning, coordination and fundraising of the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Annual Market Day events. These urban revitalization events brought together 100's of businesses, media, government, police, military, the arts community, BC Transit and the public together to celebrate the Victoria's, vibrant downtown core. Activities provided stakeholders with the opportunity to achieve their community relations objectives through a variety of fun family friendly activities (i.e. Canadian Forces Display, Police & Community Watch Fun Fair, Musical Entertainment, Classic Car Show, BMX & Skateboard Demonstrations).



     "In my opinion, the success of Market Day, now and in the future was due to Kathryn's professionalism, determination, hard work, attention to detail, and her enthusiastic community outreach to involve all members of the downtown community. Kathryn single-handedly pulled of what many thought was too difficult without more resources and expertise." --Laura Acton, Director of Community Relations (Retired), The New VI Television Network (now CTV Two)

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