Barbara Everdene is a community planner passionate about community engagement and activism. Barbara returned to West Coast as EDRF Project Manager in 2013 (after serving as its Project Manager from 2002-2005).
In her 7 year hiatus from West Coast she worked full-time internationally in women's economic empowerment and local economic development on projects across the Middle East, Central and South Asia.
In addition to managing the EDRF, she now works part-time with Indigenous communities on land use and comprehensive community planning. Barbara has a Masters in Community and Regional Planning from the University of British Columbia and is a registered member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.