Team   /   Kate Cornell

Kate Cornell

Strategic and Administrative Manager,
Balancing Act

Kate Cornell (she/her) is a feminist, an advocate, and a writer. She has worked all over the charitable sector as a policy wonk, strategic director, and project manager. With a PhD in Communications and Culture, Kate is also an enthusiastic lecturer, teacher, and mentor. Most recently, Kate was the Interim Director of Public Policy and Advocacy at the umbrella organization of the charitable sector, Imagine Canada.

Kate regularly works with Aftermetoo, the digital platform for survivors of workplace sexual harassment. At Aftermetoo, Kate has co-designed training modules on respectful workplaces, coordinated strategic partnerships, and led government relations campaigns.

In the arts, Kate is well-known as the former Executive Director of the Canadian Dance Assembly and as the Co-Chair of the Canadian Arts Coalition. In 2016, Kate won the Hobday Award in Arts Management for her advocacy regarding the International Mobility Program. She loves to write about artists, most notably as the co-author of Stages In A Journey, Toronto Dance Theatre 1968-1998 with Nadine Saxton.

Kate is happy to join the Balancing Act team as a parent of two neurodiverse theatre kids. She is grateful to live near Lake Ontario, close to where her ancestors arrived as settlers on the treaty territory of the Haudenosaunee, the Wendat, and the Mississaugas of the Credit.