Connie has always been interested in positively impacting individual well-being and it was when she partnered with NET from an external agency that she learned how collaborative work through a community safety lens can accomplish this goal.
In her over 10 years working with the Neighbourhood Empowerment Team she has had the amazing opportunity to work with diverse groups of individuals, community stakeholders, and agencies. She has contributed to a wide range of projects; some to address tenants rights and housing standards, traffic safety, community connectedness and spirit, property crimes, and how the physical environment contributes to crime (via Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design). Nowhere else has she found such a unique opportunity to connect with people, hear their perceptions on what impacts safety then work together to address these factors.
Evan holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology as well as a Master of Arts Degree in Human Security and Peacebuilding. She has professional experience working with several diverse populations, including seniors, indigenous communities, and unaccompanied refugee youth.
She is passionate about youth engagement and working with youth and their communities to foster a sense of belonging, engagement and safety.