Pathways to Prosperity Thanks Jean McRae For Her Years of Service and Welcomes Katie Crocker As New Sector Co-Chair

After eight years of service to the Pathways to Prosperity Partnership, Jean McRae will be stepping down as Sector Co-chair in April 2022 and embarking on a much-deserved retirement from the sector. Jean joined P2P as Sector Co-Chair representing the Canadian Immigrant Settlement Sector Alliance (CISSA-ACSEI) in January 2014 and has served since that time. She assumed the position of Sector Co-Chair at a time when P2P was funded by a Partnership Grant from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and helped oversee our transition to Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) funding. As a lead member of CISSA-ACSEI and CEO of the Inter-cultural Association of Greater Victoria, Jean helped forge a strong partnership between P2P and the settlement sector, ensuring that P2P activities fully engage and benefit the sector. Her organizational skills, broad network, and keen interest in the outcomes of newcomers to Canada have contributed significantly to the success of P2P. We thank Jean for her dedication and many contributions to P2P!

In this context, we are pleased to announce that Katie Crocker, Chief Executive Officer of the Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA) has agreed to take on the role of Sector Co-Chair of P2P, representing CISSA-ACSEI, effective April 2022. Katie brings to the partnership her background and experience in leadership and program development, as well as her enthusiasm for collaborative work that supports diversity and inclusion in our communities and brings services to those in need. Katie’s previous experience with P2P includes serving as Co-Chair of the Consultation Committee for the project Sharing Settlement and Integration Practices that Work, as well as participation in a number of P2P Conferences and other activities. We look forward to continuing to fully engage with the settlement sector with Katie Crocker at the helm.