Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre’s Board of Director’s is pleased to announce that Leigh Couture (she/her) will become our new Executive Director on December 1. Leigh follows our previous Executive Director, Michelle Hurtubise, who departed the organization in September. We are grateful to Michelle for her years of leadership.

After an executive search during the past several months, the Board is thrilled that Leigh has accepted the Executive Director position.

Leigh brings knowledge and experience from several senior level social service roles in Ottawa, including as the Director of Community Health Services at Pinecrest-Queensway Community Health Centre and as the Joint Associate Executive Director at Youturn Youth Support Services and Roberts/Smart Centre.

She is a fantastic fit, having a proven track record of advocating for health, mental health, children and youth, seniors and employment services. Leigh has a strong commitment to community and equity as exemplified in her past work, volunteerism, certifications, education and affiliations. To this position, Leigh brings direct knowledge of community development and reducing access barriers for marginalized residents in low income and social housing neighbourhoods. Her insight into the local issues and relationships with many key funders, partners and residents will be an asset for WOCRC.

Leigh embodies the core values of the Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre and will be a strong leader and visionary for our Centre moving forward. We’re excited to welcome Leigh to Western Ottawa Community Resource Centre.

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