Executive Director, Community CARES Youth Outreach
Dorothy works in dual roles as Project Leader for Inspiring Communities Northside, and Executive Director of Community CARES Youth Outreach. She carries a toolbox of social justice skills and experience honed through a 25 year career in grassroots community youth development.
Dorothy is inspired by courageous young people who embrace opportunities to experience self-determination, and teaches those who listen deeply to their stories the power of empathy and compassion. She strongly believes that through Inspiring Communities, the Northside community will make a focused, determined effort around sustainable, community-led change that engages the wisdom of residents and redirects its future towards one that offers a healthy and meaningful life for all.
Dorothy also enjoys volunteering around Love Life events that honor the legacy of Ryan Gillis. Her roots are in rural Cape Breton, but her grandsons in Sydney and Edmonton have captured her heart!