Jaime Smith

Jaime Smith

Jaime Smith

Executive Lead, Centre for Employment Innovation, StFX Extension Department

Jaime is empowered by her love of community, people, and learning. Jaime has a rich volunteer and professional experience rooted in planning, participatory leadership, adult education, and community development. She is passionate about creating opportunities for shared learning, inclusive leadership, and community building.

A founding member of Pictou County 2020, a citizen-led participatory leadership process, and inaugural Executive Lead of the Centre for Employment Innovation at the StFX Extension Department, Jaime practices meaningful community engagement for positive social and economic change. Jaime is an active volunteer and currently sits as a Board Director for Engage NS, as well as the Nova Scotia Health Authority, where she Chairs the Public Engagement Committee. Jaime is curious about leading in shifting environments, as well as the merging of artful, person-centered engagement processes with structured planning and public participation methods for more impactful outcomes.

Jaime is currently enrolled in the MAdEd (Community Development) program at St. Francis Xavier University, she holds a BDes (Honors in Planning) from the Nova Scotia College and Art and Design, and a BA (Environmental Studies) from Mount Allison University. Jaime, her husband Aaron, and their three boys live in New Glasgow, NS.