Charlene Gagnon

Charlene Gagnon

Charlene Gagnon

Project Manager, Home for Good

Charlene is currently project manager of Home for Good; a collaborative research, video and systems change initiative with YWCA Halifax, Alice Housing, The Marguerite Centre and The Elizabeth Fry Society designed to understand and advance women’s housing outcomes through storytelling, knowledge translation and stakeholder engagement.  She is also YWCA Halifax’s Manager of Advocacy, Research and New Initiatives. For the past decade Charlene has worked on a wide variety of research, evaluation and community-based projects in the areas of diversity, public safety, restorative justice, housing, education, rural/urban development, youth transitions, equity & technology and social media.  Notable contributions include the Halifax Health and Homelessness Reports (2009 & 2012), The Mayor’s Roundtable on Violence and Public Safety (2008 & 2013), as well as strategic planning and program evaluations for iMOVe, Stepping Stone, Halifax Housing Help and community radio projects for The Equity and Technology Project (2007) The Social Economy and Sustainability Research Network (2011) The Nova Scotia Co-Op Council (2012) and the Gottingen 250 Festival (2014).