Jun 3, 2022
The Board of Directors of Street Health is pleased to welcome Laura Pearson as the new Executive Director. Laura brings 20 years of front-line and leadership experience in community-based agencies with a strong background in mental health and harm reduction. Laura is currently the ED of the Ontario Peer Development Initiative; she was previously the ED of the Toronto Friendship Centre. She has been a Manager at CAMH and WoodGreen, as well as having worked in direct service at Dixon Hall, Loft, Jean Tweed, and the Good Shepherd over the course of her career. We are delighted to welcome Laura to Street Health.
Laura takes on the role of Street Health’s new ED as Kapri Rabin leaves after almost 10 years. Street Health has doubled its staffing, programs, and budget during Kapri’s leadership. Kapri has been instrumental in implementing many new community, organizational and governmental partnerships, has overseen two major renovation projects, and advocated for issues that impact Street Health’s clients. Most notable of these is the development of the overdose prevention service and the continuation of this much-needed site despite the defunding by the Provincial Government. Kapri’s other advocacy work has included bringing attention to issues related to homelessness and health, access and development of deeply affordable housing, and increased shelter beds and access to safe respite spaces for those who identify as women. The Board, staff, and the community greatly thank Kapri for her years of leadership and wish her the very best as she moves on to new opportunities.
Kapri Rabin is leaving Street Health after almost 10 years as the Executive Director.
We wish her the very best in her next endeavors.