Social and Economic Inclusion Lead

Convener – Healthy City Designer – Outdoor Enthusiast – Erin is deeply invested in creating a future of inclusive growth and full participation for everyone in society. Her work is rooted in the local; she finds herself most energized convening a diverse group of community changemakers to understand complex social challenges and catalyze positive outcomes. Erin has spent the last several years at Urban Matters CCC working with communities across Canada to align action on a host of complex challenges such as climate change, affordable housing, homelessness and coordinating responses to the opioid overdose crisis. She is increasingly drawn to economic inclusion as one key solution to many social challenges and is working to increase meaningful workforce participation by people with intellectual disabilities or people with lived/living experience in poverty and/or addiction. Erin draw on years of facilitation and collaboration expertise in her work – she is often aiming for a fine balance between facilitating group trust and moving from talk to action.

Currently, Erin is focused on growing Urban Matters CCC’s outcomes in the areas of social and economic inclusion. She lives in Kelowna, BC beside a small mountain. When she’s not dancing or cooking, she takes any opportunity she gets to find bigger mountains to fuel her passion for mountain biking, skiing, and trail running.

ewelk@urbanmatters.ca
Kelowna, BC

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