Kim Hardy, CED Project Planner

T 604.682.4141 ext 238

 Kim Hardy joins Ecotrust as Community Economic Development (CED) Project Planner. Kim brings six years of experience working with First Nations, development corporations and rural communities on community based economic development projects in BC and the Yukon . Originally from Vancouver Island, Kim spent three years living and working in the Yukon Territory . Here, Kim had the opportunity to work with many different communities in capacity building, co-operative development and local economic development planning processes. An advocate for community-based approaches to CED, Kim uses a participatory and appreciative approach to facilitating planning and projects.

Kim studied psychology at the University of Victoria and completed the CED Certificate at Simon Fraser University . Currently completing an MBA in CED through Cape Breton University , Kim is examining the environment for co-operative development in the Yukon Territory in her research.

Kim is an active member of the Canadian Community Economic Development Network participating on the BC/Yukon Council. She sat on the Board of the Yukon Conservation Society for three years and is looking forward to getting involved with Guerrilla Gardening now that she is back in Vancouver .