Karen McKinnon has joined Habitat for Humanity Vancouver Island North as its new family services manager.

She comes to the organization with experience in communications, community engagement, strategic planning, and relationship building.

Habitat says she is also well known as the owner and creative mind behind McKinnon Photography.

Executive director for the charity, Pat McKenna says the team is excited to add McKinnon.

“She is a leader, an amazing photographer, a skilled communicator, and is dedicated to building community. Her strengths in collaboration and connectivity will assist us in serving more families as we grow our charity.”

Recently McKinnon went back to school to pursue her Masters of Communication. Earlier this year she graduated with top honours.

McKinnon says she is looking forward to working with the crew at Habitat For Humanity North Vancouver Island.

“When I finished school, my goal was to work where I could contribute to our
community, so I am thrilled to be joining Habitat for Humanity,” said McKinnon.

“Habitat VIN has been remarkably successful and they are deeply passionate
about the meaningful work they do. Being part of the team is an honour.”

As the family services manager, McKinnon will be managing key aspects of the homeownership program, including homeowner recruitment, selection, and support.

Habitat says when McKinnon isn’t helping out, she will continue to spend time behind the camera and will run her business on a part-time basis.