Karla holds a Master of Arts in Community and Regional Planning, specializing in community development and social planning. With over 15 years of experience in recreation, community services, and civic engagement, Karla supports the creation of spaces for connection, celebration, land-based knowledge sharing and cultural practice. Karla's role with the Vancouver Park Board's Recreation department includes program development and community engagement in Access & Inclusion Services, Community Youth Development, and Urban Parks Activation.
Sep 21: Abundant Collaborations
To The Power of Parks: Cross-Departmental Collaborations
Join Vancouver Park Board's Team UP (Urban Parks) and the City of Toronto's Toronto Island Master Plan team to explore how powerful cross-departmental collaborations in their municipalities helped them take on multiple urban challenges simultaneously. These two leading-edge park collaborations demonstrate how municipalities can break down silos to generate new partnerships, resources and outcomes in parks.