Charlene Gagnon

Charlene came to Kula Partners from the non-profit sector, and has an extensive history of facilitating community-based research initiatives and participatory media projects in Nova Scotia. She has authored a number of key reports on public safety, housing/homelessness, and gender-based violence for the government. She holds a degree in Sociology/Anthropology from Mount Saint Vincent University where her honours research focused on equity and technology, and user context of social media use.

Charlene has two adult autistic sons and identifies as neurodivergent. She was born and raised in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and currently lives in the small rural community of New Ross with her German Shepherd fur-baby named Maude. When she is not at the office you can find her exploring South Shore beaches with Maude, playing strategy board games with friends, or treasure hunting at thrift stores and yard sales for retro toys and kids books that she collects and resells online and at local vintage shows.  


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