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Mme Carol A. Madsen
Carol Madsen joined the team at Parent Support Services Society of BC in January 2015. She has a Masters in Community Economic Development, and Bachelor degrees in Social Work and International Development). She was the Director of Pathways Information Centre and later Women’s Programming for Tradeworks Training Society for 10 years in the downtown east side of Vancouver, worked on a rural participatory action research project based in Northern Vancouver Island and Trail, British Columbia, was the BC Regional Representative for the Community Economic Development Technical Assistance Program for three years and Manager of Family Programs at MOSAIC. She has most recently been facilitating a self-sufficiency project with the Somali Women’s refugee community in Surrey involving multiple stakeholders and partners. Carol has taught in the Sustainable Community Development department of Simon Fraser University since 2002 and has also held posts at Concordia University and the School of Social Work at UBC.
Carol has been active on several community boards including the Canadian CED Network, the Network of East Vancouver Community Organizations, the Network of Innercity Community Services Society, Eastside Family Place, Learning Tree Daycare and Maison Flora Tristan women’s shelter. She is passionate about social justice, lifelong learning, travel, good food, and the arts.
Areas of Expertise: Educational Programs, Job Training, International CED, Introduction to CED, New Canadians, Organizational Development, Social Economy & Social Enterprise, Sustainable Development, Women