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Laura LaChapelle

PROGRAM DIRECTOR/IT STARTS PROJECT LEAD

Laura-LaChapelle

With a passion for community support, volunteering and empowering youth Laura has been deeply involved in creating community engagement particularly through the Arts.  She has 35 years of experience participating in community projects, leading art initiatives and inspiring others for a call to service.  With her experience being a part of several committees and boards she has seen the shifting demographics happening across Simcoe County.  Laura is dedicated to making a difference in people’s mindset about diversity & inclusiveness.

After achieving a Bachelors in Anthropology from the University of Toronto, Laura focused on Theatre Arts.  She developed local theatre in Collingwood and Wasaga Beach and saw this as an opportunity to bring youth together in a safe diverse environment.  Laura has been Publicity Chair for Wasaga Community Theatre, Theatrical Director for the Town of Wasaga Beach and freelance journalist for both U of T and the Creemore Echo.

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