In the past 15 years, Kate and her teams have supported and led a variety of complex community change initiatives in Edmonton. These include the Community Safety Task Force that led to the creation of REACH Edmonton, Edmonton's signature WinterCity Strategy, Edmonton's Women's Initiative, and RECOVER: Edmonton's Urban Wellness Plan. From 2014 - 2016 she and her team supported the community leadership of Mayor Don Iveson’s Task Force to End Poverty in Edmonton in the development of a bold Strategy and 5 Year Road Map. This work formed the foundation for a new community driven collective called EndPovertyEdmonton and profiled the pivotal role cities play in convening and working collaboratively with communities, advancing innovative approaches to social issues and sparking a shift in both attitudes and systems.
Kate began her career working with museums and cultural heritage partners in Alberta, as well as a one-year role as Interim Executive Director of HIV Edmonton. This multi sector experience with grassroots and larger community organizations has informed her understanding of the importance of building bridges across silos and bringing people together in radical collaboration for change.