Catherine believes Vancouver’s public spaces are increasingly important to quality of life, and that the Park Board, responsible for the majority of our public spaces, has a special responsibility to enhance the livability of our city.
Catherine has always been active in her community. She was appointed to the Vancouver Public Library's Board of Directors in 2009 and served as Chair. She was also PAC Chair of Point Grey Secondary School and a founding member of the BC Society for Public Education.
A policy advisor, lawyer and senior public service manager for 15 years, she contributed to significant advances in elder law, adult guardianship, human rights, employment equity, and pay equity.
Today, she co-owns Ethos Strategy Group, a planning, research and public relations firm. Catherine has a BA from Dalhousie University, a M. Div. from the University of Toronto, and a LLB from York University.