SHARE Society/43 Housing Society provides a range of services to community members during times of vulnerability. This– includes services to address financial vulnerability (the local Food Bank, employment services, affordable housing), mental wellness (counselling, addiction services), disability (supports for children & youth with special needs), newcomers (services for refugee families, English practice groups), aging (transportation for seniors, social connection services) and early-middle childhood vulnerability (parenting programs, drop-in play groups).
SHARE serves over 20,000 people each year across Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody, New Westminster, Anmore and Belcarra and provides 288 below-market rental homes to TriCities residents.
Originally from Calgary, Claire completed her Master’s in Speech Language Pathology from UBC. She worked with children with special needs and their families in a range of settings including hospitals and schools in Calgary and Toronto. Claire spent over a decade working for the Ontario government managing programs for children with special needs, and working closely with local organizations to foster community development and optimal child outcomes.
Claire returned to BC and joined SHARE in 2016. Claire lives in Port Coquitlam, is a joyful wife, mother, sister, and daughter, and is grateful to be serving her home community.