About Kathy Smith

speaker, consultant, adult educator

For the past 12 years, Kathy Smith has been researching, developing and delivering creative arts programs, activities and events for older adults in and around Southwestern Ontario. Kathy’s Creative Age Studio is located in downtown London Ontario.

Related Skills and Experience

  • Direct[Message] Project – Community Consultant and Creative Arts Program Developer for Older Adults Note: Direct-Message is a 3 year community-centred digital arts and research project funded by Canada Council for the Arts that aims to develop a digital system that will provide access to and engagement with the arts for older/aging adults in Hamilton, Guelph and London Ontario.
  • Museum London – Project Co-ordinator Healthier Aging Through Arts and Technology is a community outreach project funded by New Horizons for Seniors Canada)
  • Creative Age Studio (Founder, Community & Program Developer, Workshop Facilitator)
  • Create @ Home online program development for older adults (hosted by London Public Libraries)
  • Mobile Creative Age Studio (Outreach Project Manager and Creative Skills Instructor)
  • Society for Learning in Retirement (Curriculum Developer and Online Workshop Facilitator)
  • London and Area Creative Age Network (Founder-Facilitator)
  • Creative Aging Festivals (Festival Co-ordinator)
  • Creative Age Marketplace (Project Organizer)
  • Creative Aging Workshop Facilitator – Trainer (Seniors Centre)
  • Feature writer: Encore: Aging Well Magazine
  • Museum London – Building Digital Bridges Symposium (Project Co-ordinator)
  • Museum London – ARTSage Symposium (Project Co-ordinator)
  • Museum London – Arts for the Aging Symposium (Project Co-ordinator)
  • Municipality of Thames Centre – Creative Arts Adventures (Project Co-ordinator)
  • Municipality of Thames Centre – Outreach to Rural Communities (Project Co-ordinator)
  • London Arts Council – Arts in Care Homes (Co-Facilitator and Instructor)
  • Museum London – Centre at the Forks Community Outreach Project (Project Co-ordinator)
  • Museum London – Indigenous Legacies Project
  • Over 55 – Older Workers Community Research Project (Project Co-ordinator 24 months)
  • 50 Over 50 – Co-ordinator of the Job Club for Older Adults
  • Over 55 in London – Rogers TV Producer
  • Oh Dear: The Musical! – Dearness LTC Home, City of London (Producer)
  • Barcelona2004, UNESCO International Forum of Cultures (Online Facilitator-Instructor)
  • Decorative Arts Centre (Founder and Instructor)
  • London New Arts Festival (Founder and Coordinator)
  • Fanshawe College (Facilitator and Instructor)
  • Women’s Community Enterprises Job Creation Project (Co-Facilitator and Instructor)
  • Big V Pharmacies Ontario Ltd. (Director of Training and Development) Big V won the first London Chamber of Commerce Business Achievement Award and was runner up for the Ontario Business Achievement Award

Volunteer

Age Friendly London (Founding Member)

Creative Age London Network (Founding Member)

Downtown London (Downtown Champion Task Force)

Awards-Recognitions

Mayor’s Honour Roll for Arts and Culture, City of London

Adult Education Award, London Council for Adult EducatIon

Province of Ontario Achievement Award, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

Spirit of Excellence Award Nomination. Tourism London

Community Leadership Recognition, London North Centre