Director of Public Engagement and Stakeholder Relations
Karine Diedrich is the Director of Public Engagement and Stakeholder Relations at Volunteer Canada where she provides leadership in communications, network development, volunteer centre relations and strategic partnerships in support of Volunteer Canada’s mission. Prior to joining Volunteer Canada, Karine managed the development of key deliverables and cross-sector partnerships to advance national strategies and initiatives as a National Priority Advisor at the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA). This included working across sectors to better understand the linkages between sport participation and youth substance use; developing new tracking and knowledge exchange mechanisms for novel psychoactive substances; and, supporting implementation of best practice in prevention and health promotion.
Karine is also the Partnerships and Sponsorships Lead for Hacking Health Ottawa, one of 45 chapters around the globe working to transform healthcare by connecting healthcare professionals with designers, developers, innovators and entrepreneurs to build realistic solutions to frontline healthcare problems. She is a past Board member for the Gloucester Recreation Development Organization, has a BA in Criminology from Carleton University and a Professional Certificate in Partnership Management from the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs (NPSIA).