Vancouver is Awesome

March 29, 2022

Article highlighting Kim’s BC Community Achievement Award.


Five Vancouverites are being recognized for being amazing people that dedicate their time and effort to community building and making this city a better place to live.

Kim van der Woerd says receiving the award is "an incredible honour and I feel deeply humbled." She is a member of the Namgis First Nation and a board member of YWCA Metro Vancouver and more recently, YWCA Canada. Van der Woerd founded Reciprocal Consulting and helped the YWCA build a reconciliation framework "looking at tangible ways within all of their programming that they can be part of the movement."

Reciprocal Consulting does evaluation work with Indigenous communities in B.C. and across Canada "trying to create the space for valuing Indigenous ways of knowing and being." The company has completed about 165 projects working with about 80 different clients.

Click here to read the full original article on the Vancouver is Awesome website: 5 Vancouverites that are making this city more awesome