- Karen Diepeveen
- Communications Coordinator
Originally from Edmonton, Karen’s interest in social justice issues was sparked in Halifax during her undergraduate education. There, she helped co-ordinate an inner-city mission trip and traveled with other university students to Honduras to work on a local water project. After completing her BA (Honours) in Political Science at Dalhousie University/University of King’s College, Karen moved to Ottawa to take part in the Parliamentary Internship Programme. Here she worked for two MPs while also participating in comparative study tours of other government systems. She then headed to Queen’s University in Kingston, where she did a Master’s in Political Studies. Her research interests lie in areas of multiculturalism, minority rights and pluralism.
Karen also lived in the community of L’Arche Toronto for one year, where she lived and worked with people with disabilities. Living at L’Arche increased her passion for social justice issues, and during this time she volunteered as a researcher for CPJ.
Living in Ottawa, she enjoys knitting, dinners with friends, curling and playing softball.
- Ottawa, ON
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