Joan Kerr

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Joan Kerr is an Entrepreneur and humanitarian with over 35 years in facilitating community economic development projects, specializing in community organizing and planning, participatory approach of public/community engagement, multi-stakeholders’ collaboration. She is also the Founder & CEO of the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities, a not for profit with a passion for promoting philanthropy and supporting resilient neighbourhoods. She bring with her a diverse background in Project Management, marketing and film production. Her expertise lies in the not for profit, private and entertainment sectors.

For the past 30 years, Joan has focused on green technologies, small business development and community organizing. Through the Foundation for Building Sustainable Communities (FBSC), and prior to that, the Energy Conservation Society of Ontario (ECSO), Joan has organized numerous fairs, events and demonstration sites for public participation and education.

She is the regular guest on Rogers Community TV, appearing on shows such as:

  • Fabulous Joan: showcasing her sustainable lifestyle
  • Being Your Own Boss
  • Municipal Hotline

Community Commentator on elections, gardening, DIY/Maker events

  • Recipient of the United Nation WSIS Civil Society Award for Content & creativity.
  • Region of Durham Partnership Award.
  • Certified in Horticulture, Aromatherapy and Community Facilitation.
    Former Master Gardener.