Social Enterprise Research and Development Coordinator, CCEDNet
At CCEDNet, Kate works to promote a better understanding of the world of social enterprise and advocates for policy supporting these initiatives within Ontario’s nonprofit sector. Kate’s current focus is on a research study profiling the size, scope, and socio-economic impact of social enterprise in the province, and her ongoing work with practitioners engaged in developing youth-led social enterprises underlines her dedication to the sector at the ground level.
While Toronto has always been her home, Kate’s interest in comparative
employment policy has taken her all across the globe, including visits to Central America, South America, and South Africa. This international experience has solidified, in Kate, the belief that resourceful individuals, committed to understanding the needs of their communities, can bring unique and innovative employment strategies from theory to practice.
Kate is a graduate of the University of Guelph and recently completed her Master of Public Policy and Administration at McMaster University.