“I’m excited about working with the Disability Without Poverty because I am passionate about both the cause and the approach.”
Kate Fish (she/her) is a fat, queer, disabled, white person. She is a mash up of activism, critical thinking, creativity, and tech skills. Kate is an experienced community organizer, facilitator, and advocate that has worked primarily in the realm of poverty, harm reduction, blood-borne infections, sexual health, toxic drug poisoning, and online community management. Peers have recognized Kate as someone connecting people for change.
After almost a decade as a social worker, she knows that creating positive social shifts isn’t something that can be done alone. Change making is a joint effort that should be led by people who are most impacted by the outcomes.
“The Disability Without Poverty project is bringing forward critical work. Disabled Canadians have been excluded from meaningful engagement in program and policy creation, and Disability Without Poverty is leading the way, hand-in-hand with disabled Canadians to rally for poverty reduction. This is community and justice work that must be done collaboratively to disrupt the status quo.”
Kate holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of British Columbia – Okanagan, and is a Registered Social Worker in good standing with the BC College of Social Workers.
After a long stint living in Kelowna, Kate now lives in the Comox Valley (territory of the K’ómoks First Nation) on Vancouver Island. She grew up in a small island community off of Prince Rupert. In her spare time she is probably on the computer playing games or leading fat community organizing, cooking, drawing, or quilting.