The ACP/CHPCA Team is happy to introduce the new Director for the Advance Care Planning in Canada initiative, Karine Diedrich.
Karine Diedrich joins the Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association after serving as Vice-President, Public Engagement and Knowledge Mobilization at Volunteer Canada. She has worked in the non-profit sector for 15 years, leveraging her skills in partnership development, strategic planning and communications to engage diverse stakeholders across sectors to develop innovation solutions to new and ongoing communications and engagement challenges.
As a National Priority Advisor at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA), her work included working across sectors to better understand the linkages between sport participation and youth substance use; developing new tracking and knowledge exchange mechanisms for novel psychoactive substances; and supporting implementation of best practice in prevention and health promotion. She acquired experience in strategic communications and marketing as an Associate at APCO Worldwide, an international communications and public affairs consulting firm.
Karine volunteered as the Partnerships and Sponsorships Lead for Hacking Health Ottawa and is a past board member for the Gloucester Recreation Development Organization. She has a BA in Criminology from Carleton University and a Professional Certificate in Partnership Management from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA).
We are very excited to welcome Karine to our team!