Kristi Fairholm Mader has worked throughout her career in the social change sector, from front line to project manager to executive director and sector convener. Fairholm Mader has a track record of starting and operating social enterprises, and finding entrepreneurial solutions to today's social challenges. In 2014, she co-founded Scale Enterprises to help build a strong social economy sector on Vancouver Island. Fairholm Mader is committed to the innovation and growth of social enterprises, social procurement and social finance.
Fairholm Mader is the former co-executive director of non-profit organization RentSmart, which works to prevent homelessness and increase housing stability. She currently convenes and provides local leadership for cross-sector initiatives such as the Thriving Non-Profits program, Social Venture Bootcamp and Incubator (seCatalyst), Coastal Communities Social Procurement Initiative and Vancouver Island Buy Social.
Master of Arts in International Leadership
Simon Fraser University
Post-Baccalaureate Diploma in International Business Management
McRae Institute at Capilano College
Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care
University of Victoria