Julia Kaisla – She/Her

Executive Director

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Julia has over 12 years of experience working in B.C.’s mental health and substance use sector.  Prior to joining CAI, Julia worked as the Executive Director at the Canadian Mental Health Association North Shore branch where she worked alongside the provincial office of CMHA to co-create the province’s Peer Assisted Care Team model. She also worked closely with partner communities and knowledge keepers across the province to build a curriculum for Indigenous peers. Her work with health authority partners led to the launch of Metro Vancouver’s first Recovery College. Before that role, Julia worked as the Director of Community Engagement at CMHA BC

She holds a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Analysis from Royal Roads University and a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from UBC.

Outside of work, Julia’s passions involve everything to do with food (including baking), being in the forest with her family, and travel.