Care homes & assisted living
Restauraunts & hospitality
Tech & Innovation
Rent and evictions
Schools and COVID
Mental health and schools
Racism and reconciliation
Policing of drugs
Mental health support
Gender pay gap
Early childhood development
Youth in care
Indigenous child welfare
Government support for workers
Catharine Kendall is the owner of Magenta Mare Consulting, a grassroots community
development consulting firm – contracts range from community music events to youth gang
prevention. Catharine is the Executive Director and co-founder of Connaught Youth Centre
Society in Prince George, BC. Connaught Youth Centre provides programs for vulnerable
children, youth and families. Catharine is passionate about serving vulnerable youth and has
been a foster parent for over a decade. Catharine is very passionate about ending violence
against women and has been a Director of We Can BC, a provincial campaign to end violence
against women for 10 years.
Catharine was born in Ontario and was raised in New Brunswick. Catharine is comfortable in
the city and on the farm. Catharine is very active in local and regional agriculture in north
central BC. Catharine has been the Vice President of Eaglet Lake Farmers’ Institute for 12
years. In 1999 Catharine held a licence through Health Canada to grow hemp for hemp oil seed
production and created West Hemp Co op with numerous hemp growers across the province.
Catharine is active as Director of Local Food Prince George, a non-profit aiming to create a
Prince George Food Charter, educate community members about food insecurity, buying local
and growing more local food.
Beyond Prince George, Catharine has worked in the community of Blueberry River and has seen
first-hand the ill effects of the oil and gas industry when the entire community of Blueberry
River was moved due to sour gas well leaks.
Catharine is driven to bring diverse community members together on issues, fight for what is
right for the big picture, the future of the planet for our children and all species and maintaining a
balance of all things.
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