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Jim Blake

Community Co-lead, Student Pathways for Community Impacts Working Group


Jim resides in Haliburton, Ontario where he works as a facilitator, consultant, project manager and educator. He is a Consultant for the Haliburton County Development Corporation, Curator of the Haliburton Sculpture Forest and a part-time faculty member at the Fleming College, Haliburton Campus. Jim also works as a facilitator and consultant for organizations and businesses throughout Ontario. He was involved in the cultural plans for the four lower tier municipalities in Haliburton County and serves on two municipal Cultural Resource Committees. As a community volunteer, Jim is the president and co-founder of the Haliburton County Community-Co-operative, co-chair and co-founder of the U-Links Centre for Community-Based Research, board member of the Trent Community Research Centre, treasurer and co-founder of the SPARC Network, chair of Dance Happens Here Haliburton, chair of the Glebe Park and Museum committee of the Municipality of Dysart et al, co-founder of the Arts Council~Haliburton Highlands and serves on various committees of not-for-profit organizations.

Jim is also a professional storyteller who, over the past thirty years, has performed at festivals and events across Canada. He studied fine art at University of Guelph, York University and the New School of Art and exhibited his work as a visual artist from 1976 to 1984. Jim also holds degrees in Psychology and Education from York University.