Kate Longpre, Community Integration Coordinator
I grew up in North Vancouver, BC and completed my undergraduate degree in 2002 at the University in Waterloo with an Honours B.A. in Recreation and Leisure Studies with a business option. I spent time living and working in Ecuador and the Caribbean and then relocated to Victoria in 2005. My work experience in Victoria includes positions at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Victoria, Fairfield Gonzales Community Centre, the James Bay Community Centre and Manager of the Victoria West Community Centre. In May 2014, I began my Masters in Community Development through the School of Public Administration at the University of Victoria. In September 2014, I moved to Trinidad and Tobago to complete my master’s project with the United Way of Trindad and Tobago, developing an advocacy strategy to improve special education in the public school system. I also home schooled my two children MJ (10) and Leo (7) and we were active volunteers with the Healing with Horses Foundation. I recently returned to Victoria and upon completing my Masters began a contract as the Project and Research Coordinator with the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness. I am eager to contribute to the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria mandate as the Community Integration Coordinator.