Karen Pitre's Biography
Karen Pitre has been appointed Special Advisor to the Premier on Community Hubs.
Karen Pitre has extensive stakeholder consultation, strategic planning and project management experience. Karen's experience includes working at Metrolinx as the consulting Executive Director of Electrification, a complex project involving stakeholder consultations developed with the input from a Community Advisory Committee. Karen is also a steering committee member of Community Assets for Everyone, which formed in spring 2013 with a vision of creating the appropriate legislative, political and infrastructure environments to establish Ontario's schools as hubs to support and strengthen the health of Ontario communities.
Karen has also worked with the Toronto District School Board-Toronto Lands Corporation where she developed a framework for stewardship of surplus capital assets. In this role, she managed consultations with key stakeholders including the Ministry of Education, Toronto District School Board trustees and staff, as well as community groups. She has worked with all three levels of government, including as part of her work with the Toronto 2008 Olympic Bid and with Waterfront Toronto. Karen was also the Founding Chair of the Toronto Sports Council.
She has a LL.B. from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Toronto.