Welcome the newest member of the EHC team: Kyla Fisher!

Hello! I am thrilled to be starting as the new Outreach Coordinator with the Edmonton Heritage Council! This role is new to the organization, and one that I see as being a connection to the awesome work happening in the community and how EHC could be involved. Since starting earlier this month, I’ve been so impressed with the work that the EHC does, and the quality of the projects that have been funded. I look forward to learning more!

A little bit about me: I have lived on Treaty 6 land in Edmonton for over 15 years. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Alberta, where one of my majors was History. The U of A also happens to be where I met my husband, who convinced me that Edmonton should stay my home. I have years of experience working in the non-profit sector in Edmonton, where all of my work has been focused on making Edmonton a great place for everyone to call home. I am passionate about building community, and making all feel welcome. I am currently finishing my Master’s of Education degree in Educational Policy Studies. Outside of school and work, I volunteer with my Community League, and sit on the Braille Tone Music Society board. I also sing with Oran, a choir that is a part of the Kokopelli Choir Association. My son just turned one year old, and I have been enjoying exploring Edmonton through his eyes.

Someone once shared with me that they were told to give Edmonton 7 years before deciding it could or couldn’t be home. I’ve since made it my mission to make that timeline shorter for other people coming to this city. The projects funded through the grants offered by EHC are one small way we can connect to this great city. We all have stories to tell about our heritage, and I hope that my role with the EHC will play a small part in that.

I would like to hear more about the ideas you have for sharing the Edmonton story in a unique way and how EHC might be able to help. The deadline for the Project Accelerator and Travel grants are coming up on June 30th. I look forward to meeting with you, and exploring your ideas!