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Laurie Cook is currently Director, Custom Learning and Innovation for the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia. As such, she is responsible for coordinating and support 6 Convenors across the province to help develop the voice of, and build the capacity of, community organizations across the province. She also supports custom learning in a variety of areas including: strategic planning, board governance and community engagement.
Laurie has a Masters in Adult Education specializing in Community Development from St. Francis Xavier University, and a journalism degree from the University of King's College. She is also President of CCED-Net.
Laurie is also a cofounder of 42 Canada, a new initiative to connect grassroots changemakers and groups across the country on a very local level. Website and online resource centre in development. Contact if interested in more information.
Areas of Expertise: Communications, Community Capacity Building, Conceptual Frameworks & Approaches, Co-operatives, Educational Programs, Entrepreneurship & Business Development, Organizational Development, Partnership Building, Planning and Evaluation, Regional & Development, Rural CED, Social Economy & Social Enterprise, Women