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©2020 by the Kaitlyn Bates Initiative

ABOUT US

Inspire Magazine is published bi-monthly online by the The Kaitlyn Bates Initiative.  Established in honour of Kaitlyn, KBI is an association dedicated to helping and empowering young people: at KBI, we believe that all young people deserve the opportunity to develop themselves to their full potential. And we're here for you! That's why we created Inspire

The INSPIRE Team

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Gillian is an accomplished photographic artist. A former magazine editor and journalist, she holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in both English and Psychology as well as additional technical education in photography and fine art.

 

​Outside of Canada, Gillian has lived and worked in the United States, England and Estonia and her camera has traveled with her around the world.  She has published two books and currently lives in Northumberland County with her family. 

She is a director at large on the board of the Kaitlyn Bates Initiative.  Visit her website at: amodernportrait.com

Editor in Chief 

GILLIAN SMITH-CLARK

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Doug Bates is a former banker and current co-owner of Brown Bag Co. and ComGo.  He also drums and does many musical events for various charities in his community.  He also the founder of the Kaitlyn Bates Initiative, an organization dedicated to his daughter who he lost in a tragic car accident.

 

Doug runs ABRAutism dedicated to helping individuals with Autism. Doug is on the Board of Grief Stories which helps individuals deal with grief.  

 

Doug is actively involved in his community and was given the 2011 Northumberland YMCA Peace Medal and was the winner of the Toyota Wishgiver Contest in 2015 for his contributions to the community. Doug lives with his wife and 2 kids in Northumberland County.

President, Kaitlyn Bates Initiative,

Marketing Director for Inspire

DOUG BATES

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Dawn holds B.A.and B.Ed degrees from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, and is a Certified Teacher of the Deaf.  She has worked for over twenty-five years teaching students who are Deaf. In addition to writing, Dawn is also a visual artist, working primarily with acrylics.She has a passion for travel, and has recently traveled to Japan and France. 

Dawn has lived in Cobourg for twenty years with her husband and two sons. She is currently working on her first novel.

Art Editor, Writer

DAWN MILLER

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Emma is a graduate of the Master of Arts: Music and Culture program at Carleton University in Ottawa. Following 6 years in the nation's capitol, she has recently found herself working in music licensing and royalties in Toronto with CMRRA. She is currently working on writing her own music, and hopes to be able to share her art soon.

 

Emma is passionate about advocacy for the environment, arts, mental health, and animal welfare. She is honoured to be a part of the Inspire team and is looking forward to working with the Kaitlyn Bates Initiative to encourage support and positivity for youth.

Contributing Editor, Writer

EMMA SHEHAN

Maureen is a registered social worker who has worked with individuals, families and groups for more than 27 years. She obtained Bachelor and Masters degrees in social work, as well as a certificate in adult education. 

 

Currently, Maureen works in private practice in Cobourg, ON where she focuses on offering compassionate care for individuals, families and groups during difficult times. She specializes in helping people cope with traumatic grief, compassion fatigue and engage in resiliency recovery. 

 

Visit her website: 

 www.maureenpollardmsw.com 

Emotional Health Advisor

Maureen Pollard

MSW,RSW

Student in Library

Coming soon!

Social Media Manager

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ISSUE NO. 3 | FEBRUARY/MARCH 2020 | VOLUME 1