Director, AWI Canada
Natalie is the driving force behind Art With Impact Canada
and is responsible for facilitation, programming, outreach, fundraising and partner relationships for our programs north of the border. She also engages students and advocates daily through AWI’s social media platforms. Natalie is committed to providing unique ways for students to engage in conversations around mental wellness. Natalie is also a certified Living Works safeTALK trainer, and is inspired to reduce taboos around suicide in communities in Canada.
Natalie’s passion to work within mental health stems from her own experiences and challenges, which has continually translated into a strong personal advocacy on the topic. She’s inspired by resiliency and the courageous college students and filmmakers who are challenging the status quo around mental illness through AWI’s work.
Natalie’s background around youth engagement includes coordinating a leadership and self-awareness program for young women in high schools in the Region of Peel, and developing program coordination and workshop facilitation while interning for a community development non-profit in Tanzania. She completed a post-graduate degree in International Development and Project Management at Humber College, previously receiving her B.A in Anthropology from Laurentian University.
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