KATHLEEN E.WOODCOCK, MSW, RSW

49 Pinemeadow Crescent - Waterloo, ON - N2T 1A6
519.884.6023 - kwoodc@golden.net



Community Experience


Trustee
— Elected (2000-2003, 2006-2010, 2010-2014) Waterloo Region District School Board, Kitchener, ON
  • advocated on behalf of public education with the community; represented the Board at educational events; facilitated problem-solving for parents, students, and Board staff
  • Past Chairperson (2012, 2013, 2014)
  • Chairperson (2010-2011)
  • Vice-Chairperson (2009-2010)
  • member of provincially mandated and local committees of the Board
Facilitator – (2004 – present) City of Kitchener, Kitchener, ON
  • plan and implement various strategic planning opportunities for internal staff groups and community groups
Private Practice — (2003 –2006) contract with The Ontario Trillium Foundation
  • assessed applications for the Kitchener-Waterloo location, based on organizational and application criteria
Social Work Intern/Loaned Representative (September-December 2002) United Way of Kitchener-Waterloo and Area, Waterloo, ON
  • facilitated workplace campaigns totaling over $82,000; represented United Way at agency events
  • loaned from Wilfrid Laurier University
Social Work Intern (September 2000-July 2001) Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty Association, Waterloo, ON
  • researched status of part-time faculty groups at other Canadian universities; assisted with organizing campaign of part-time faculty members
  • analyzed and interpreted labour relations legislation
Professional Experience

CITY OF KITCHENER, Community Services Department, Kitchener, ON 2004 – present
Manager, Service Coordination and Improvement

WILFRID LAURIER UNIVERSITY, Waterloo, ON 1986 - 2004
Practicum and Continuing Education Assistant, Faculty of Social Work (1996-2004)

Administrative Assistant to the Dean, Faculty of Social Work (1993-1996)

Administrative Secretary, Faculty of Social Work (1989-1993)

Secretary to the Comptroller and Director of Physical Plant and Planning (1986-1989)

Education

Master of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON (2003)
Specialization: Community Development/Social Planning
Bachelor of Arts, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, ON (1978)
Majors: History and English

Community Activities
  • Member, Dean’s Development Advisory Board, Faculty of Education, Wilfrid Laurier University (2012-2014)
  • Past Chairperson, Waterloo Region District School Board (2012-2014)
  • Chairperson, Waterloo Region District School Board (2010-2011)
  • Vice-Chairperson, Waterloo Region District School Board (2009-2010)
  • Trustee, Waterloo Region District School Board (2000-2003; 2006-2010; 2010-2014)
  • Volunteer, Beechwood Manor (2004)
  • Member, Associate Voting, The Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 113 (1994-Present)
  • Listed in Canada’s Who’s Who  (1994-Present)
  • Past-President, Confederation of Ontario University Staff Associations (1997-2000)
  • Moderator, Panel discussion, Faculty of Social Work, Wilfrid Laurier University (1999)
  • Chief Financial Officer, Provincial candidate’s election campaign (1999)
  • Vice-President, Wilfrid Laurier University Staff Association (1998-1999)
  • Chief Representative, Wilfrid Laurier University Staff Association (1995-1998)
  • Staff Representative, Board of Governors, Wilfrid Laurier University (1992-1998)
  • President, Confederation of Ontario University Staff Associations (1994-1997)
  • Director, Westvale Community Association (1995-1996)
  • Co-organizer, Youth Night Program, Westvale Community Association (1994-1995)
  • Vice-President, Confederation of Ontario University Staff Associations (1992-1994)
  • Past-President, Wilfrid Laurier University Staff Association (1992-1993)
  • President, Wilfrid Laurier University Staff Association (1990-1992)
  • Vice-President, Wilfrid Laurier University Staff Association (1989-1990)
Committees
  • Alternate Trustee Representative, Special Education Advisory Committee, Waterloo Region District School Board (2013, 2014)
  • Member, School Year Calendar Committee, Waterloo Region District School Board (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014)
  • Member, Agenda Development Committee, (2006-2014)
  • Member, Student Program Review Committee, Waterloo Region District School Board (2006-2014)
  • Member, Policy and Bylaw Standing Committee, Waterloo Region District School Board (2006-2009, 2011-2013)
  • Member, Selection Committee for Director of Education, Waterloo Region District School Board (2013)
  • Member, Strategic Plan Working Group, Waterloo Region District School Board (2010-2012)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Waterloo Education Foundation Inc. (2006-2010)
  • Member, Environmental Advisory Committee, Waterloo Region District School Board (2009-2010)
  • Member, Good Schools Standing Committee, Waterloo Region District School Board (2006-2008, 2011)
  • Member, Selection of Educational Resources Committee, Waterloo Region District School Board (2008)
  • Trustee Representative, School Naming Committee, Millen Woods Elementary School, Waterloo Region District School Board (2008)
  • Trustee Representative, School Naming Committee, Sir Adam Beck Elementary School, Waterloo Region District School Board (2008)
  • Trustee Representative, Selection Committee for Executive Superintendent, Waterloo Region District School Board (2007)
  • Member, United Way Allocations Committee (2005, 2006)
  • Trustee Representative, School Naming Committee, Abraham Erb Elementary School, Waterloo Region District School Board (2003)
  • Member, Selection Committee for Director of Education, Waterloo Region District School Board (2003)
  • Trustee Representative, School Naming Committee, Sir John A. Macdonald Secondary School, Waterloo Region District School Board (2003)
  • Alternate Delegate, Board of Directors, Ontario Public School Boards Association (2003)
  • Member, Student Program Review Committee, Waterloo Region District School Board (2000-2003)
  • Trustee Representative, Selection of Educational Resources Committee, Waterloo Region District School Board (2000-2003)
  • Trustee Representative, Negotiating Committee, Educational Support Staff, Waterloo Region District School Board (2000-2003)
  • Trustee Representative, Negotiating Committee, Custodial and Maintenance Staff, Waterloo Region District School Board (2000-2003)
  • Trustee Representative, School Naming Committee, Lester B. Pearson Elementary School, Waterloo Region District School Board (2002)
  • Member, Selection Committee for Supervisory Officer(s), Waterloo Region District School Board (2002)
  • Co-chair, United Way Campaign, Wilfrid Laurier University (1999-2001)
  • Member, Final Four Men’s Hockey Championships Organizing Committee, Wilfrid Laurier University (1998-2000)
  • Co-chair, Pay Equity Joint Committee, Wilfrid Laurier University/Wilfrid Laurier University Staff Association (1998-2000)
  • Member, Senate Finance Committee, Wilfrid Laurier University (1998-2000)
  • Member, Negotiations Committee, Wilfrid Laurier University Staff Association (1999)
  • Co-chair, United Way Campaign, Wilfrid Laurier University (1998)
  • Member, School Council, Centennial Senior Public School (1997-1998)
  • Member, Resource Planning and Utilization Committee, Board of Governors, Wilfrid Laurier University (1995-1998)
  • Member, Audit and Compliance Committee, Board of Governors, Wilfrid Laurier University (1995-1998)
  • Member, Evaluation/Search Committee for the President, Wilfrid Laurier University (1996-1997)
  • Member, Negotiations Committee, Wilfrid Laurier University Staff Association (1995-1997)
  • Member, Stage II Long Range Core Planning Group, Wilfrid Laurier University (1996)
  • Member, Special Committee to Study Student Code of Conduct, Board of Governors, Wilfrid Laurier University (1995-1996)
  • Member, University Employment Equity Coordinating Committee, Wilfrid Laurier University (1994-1995)
  • Member, Audit Committee, Board of Governors, Wilfrid Laurier University (1994-1995)
  • Member, School/Community Education Committee, Centennial Senior Public School (1994-1995)
  • Member, Property Committee, Board of Governors, Wilfrid Laurier University (1992-1994)
  • Member, Ad Hoc Conflict of Interest Committee, Board of Governors, Wilfrid Laurier University (1993)
  • Member, Ad Hoc Selection Committee for University Secretary, Board of Governors, Wilfrid Laurier University (1993)
  • Member, Special Committee of the Board of Governors to Review Procedures for the Evaluation and Selection of Senior Academic Administrators, Wilfrid Laurier University (1993-1995)
  • Member, University Employment Equity Advisory Committee, Wilfrid Laurier University (1993-1995)
  • Member, Human Resource Development and Redeployment Study Team, Wilfrid Laurier University (1992)
  • Member, United Way Campaign Organizing Committee, Wilfrid Laurier University (1990-1992)
  • Member, Search Committee for Chancellor of Wilfrid Laurier University (1989-1990)

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