About

 

Kathy Smith

Awards and Recognitions

City of London – Mayor’s Honour Roll for the Arts

Tourism London – Spirit of Excellence Award Finalist

London Council for Adult Education – 2015 Adult Educator Award

Ontario Achievement Award for Community Leadership

from the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.

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Kathy is passionate about creative arts, community outreach, creative engagement and the use of technology for community development. Kathy works with municipalities, community groups, indigenous and non-indigenous organizations.

  • marketing research
  • strategic planning
  • resource development
  • community awareness
  • programs/project development
  • community outreach and engagement
  • project management
  • business and personal coaching and mentoring

Recently, Kathy’s work has focused on creative connections or cross sector planning and collaborations. She loves applying the business principles of marketing, advertising, loyalty, and user experience to community initiatives. In this, her Encore Career, Kathy brings private sector knowledge and experience to public sector work.

Research, grant writing and resource development for indigenous and non-indigenous organizations (ongoing)

Museum London 2018 to present, developed a collaborative project proposal and helped secure funding for the Indigenous Legacies Project, a community engagement and mobilization initiative funded by the London Community Foundation.

City of London, Age Friendly London Network, Co-Chair Housing Working Group (volunteer)

Municipality of Thames Centre, It’s StarTime, secured funding and organized a mapping and community development arts project.

Museum London, Remembering When, secured funding and organized a seniors outreach pilot project funded by New Horizons for Seniors Canada.

Municipality of Thames Centre, Creative Arts Adventures, secured funding and organized a rural outreach and engagement series of activities and events for older adults in a rural region.

Museum London, Centre at the Forks, a concept development and community outreach project funded by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities

Museum London, Building Arts-Tech Bridges with Seniors, secured funding and organized a community engagement and volunteer training project.

Rogers tv London, Making the Most of Your Retirement, Community Producer for tv program to raise awareness – now in its second year.

London Arts Council, Aging Well with the Arts, worked collaboratively to secure funding and develop a community-based arts/health initiative to train professional arts instructors to work with older adults.

Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Creative EngAGING Symposium

Neighbourhood Watch London, researched and developed a 3 Year Strategic Plan

Museum London, secured funding and organized a seniors’ research project and ArtSAGE Symposium

Chartwell Royalcliffe, Community Outreach Project

Over 55 Incorporated, Marketing 55, secured funding and organized a 2 year community engagement, strategic planning and social enterprise business plan.

City of London Dearness Home and Long-term Care, Building Arts Bridges worked with long term care management to develop and organize a 1 year project to build bridges with the London arts community to develop creative aging programs.

City of London, Co-Chair Age Friendly London Start Up-Working Group (volunteer)

 

Speaking, Seminars and Workshops

  • Creative Aging Workshop Series 2018, Municipality of Thames Centre
  • Community Engagement Strategies 2017 – Cambridge Social Planning Council
  • Marketing to Baby Boomers and Seniors 2017 – Creative Age Festival
  • Partnerships and Capacity Building for Community Engagement 2016 – Creative EngAGING Symposium, Thunder Bay Ontario
  • Creative Housing Options and Alternatives for Seniors 2016 – Age Friendly London Conference
  • Creative Age Workshops and Events  2013 to 2018 – London Public Library Branches

 

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