EndPovertyEdmonton is pleased to introduce our new Community Engagement Manager, Susannah Cameron!
Susannah began her career working in the community economic development sector in Toronto and Brandon. As the coordinator at the ACCESS Community Capital Fund located in the east end of Toronto, she worked with entrepreneurs to develop their business plans to access micro-loans to expand their businesses. While living in Brandon, Manitoba, Susannah worked with community loan funds, credit unions and cooperatives located across Canada to start a network of social finance organizations. During this time, Susannah also acted as a consultant to the Rural Development Institute at Brandon University. As the manager of the Toronto Enterprise Fund, United Way Toronto, she supported non-profit organizations start up social enterprises that created employment opportunities for newcomers, youth, the homeless, and those living with mental illness.
After moving to Edmonton in 2011, she consulted on projects that included working for a collaborative of inter-cultural organizations to support them in transforming the McCauley School building into the Edmonton Intercultural Centre. She also worked with the Social Enterprise Fund, Canadian Women’s Foundation, the Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative and ATB Financial. Before coming to EndPoverty Edmonton, Susannah worked as a community planner for the City of Edmonton. Susannah has a M.Sc. in Rural Planning from the University of Guelph.