Kim Walker is a community development and environmental management specialist with over thirty-five years’ experience in British Columbia, Yukon Territory and Ontario. Over these years, Kim has worked with organizations and agencies serving women, Indigenous peoples, newcomers, engineers & geoscientists, single-parents, local businesses, and communities-at-large. She has an exceptional reputation for bringing people together to work across differences and assess complex issues within the broader context.
Kim helps clients become more effective in utilizing resources; protecting environmental integrity; and building resilient communities. As an accomplished systems thinker, problem solver and collaborator, Kim’s work has produced:
• Insights into emergent issues;
• New funding resources;
• Policy, program & service improvements; and
• Collaborative partnerships.
Current areas of interest and practice include:
• Community development process, engagement and facilitation
• Planning, program development & evaluation
• Community valuations & sense of place
• Community photography & visual arts as bridging tools
• Newcomer integration & intercultural competence
• Applied social research & integrated decision analysis
• Project management & team building
• Environmental & corporate policy development
Throughout her career, Kim has been an active volunteer in numerous local organizations as well as professional associations. Kim holds a Master of Arts in Rural Development and an Honours Bachelor of Environmental Studies.
Collective Impact, Developmental Evaluation, Explore and Experiment, Policy Engagement
Inter-cultural Association of Greater Victoria
Camosun College, Geoscientists Canada, Vancouver Community College, Translink, Employment and Social Development Canada, Government of British Columbia (various ministries), Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC, Vancouver Public Library