Laura LaChapelle is a long time resident of Simcoe County and has been heavily involved in community projects over the past 35 years.   She’s focused on creating community engagement and growth around diversity and inclusivity. Laura has seen the shifting demographics happening across Simcoe County and is truly interested in making a difference in people’s mindset about diversity and inclusiveness. She has a passion for volunteering, community support and empowering youth. After achieving a Bachelors in Anthropology from the University of Toronto, Laura focused on Theatre Arts. She developed local  theatre in Collingwood and Wasaga Beach and saw this as an opportunity to bring youth together in a safe diverse environment. 

She has been a part of several committees including the Wasaga Chamber of Commerce Women in Business and the Town of Wasaga’s Youth Advisory committees.  Laura has also been Publicity Chair for Wasaga Community Theatre, campaign manager for local municipal elections and journalist for both U of T and the Creemore Echo. 

Having already participated with Making Change as an Art Engagement Drama Mentor, Laura is focused, in her associate role as Program Director and #ITSTARTS Project Lead, on continuing to provide support for communities so everyone feels included.

JOSIE LANE

Laura LaChapelle - Program Director

Laura LaChapelle is a long time resident of Simcoe County and has been heavily involved in community projects over the past 35 years. She’s focused on creating community engagement and growth around diversity and inclusivity. Laura has seen the shifting demographics happening across Simcoe County and is truly interested in making a difference in people’s mindset about diversity and inclusiveness. She has a passion for volunteering, community support and empowering youth. After achieving a Bachelors in Anthropology from the University of Toronto, Laura focused on Theatre Arts. She developed local theatre in Collingwood and Wasaga Beach and saw this as an opportunity to bring youth together in a safe diverse environment.

She has been a part of several committees including the Wasaga Chamber of Commerce Women in Business and the Town of Wasaga’s Youth Advisory committees. Laura has also been Publicity Chair for Wasaga Community Theatre, campaign manager for local municipal elections and journalist for both U of T and the Creemore Echo.

Having already participated with Making Change as an Art Engagement Drama Mentor, Laura is focused, in her associate role as Program Director and #ITSTARTS Project Lead, on continuing to provide support for communities so everyone feels included.

Laura LaChapelle is a long time resident of Simcoe County and has been heavily involved in community projects over the past 35 years.   She’s focused on creating community engagement and growth around diversity and inclusivity. Laura has seen the shifting demographics happening across Simcoe County and is truly interested in making a difference in people’s mindset about diversity and inclusiveness. She has a passion for volunteering, community support and empowering youth. After achieving a Bachelors in Anthropology from the University of Toronto, Laura focused on Theatre Arts. She developed local  theatre in Collingwood and Wasaga Beach and saw this as an opportunity to bring youth together in a safe diverse environment. 

She has been a part of several committees including the Wasaga Chamber of Commerce Women in Business and the Town of Wasaga’s Youth Advisory committees.  Laura has also been Publicity Chair for Wasaga Community Theatre, campaign manager for local municipal elections and journalist for both U of T and the Creemore Echo. 

Having already participated with Making Change as an Art Engagement Drama Mentor, Laura is focused, in her associate role as Program Director and #ITSTARTS Project Lead, on continuing to provide support for communities so everyone feels included.

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Laura LaChapelle - Program Director

Laura LaChapelle is a long time resident of Simcoe County and has been heavily involved in community projects over the past 35 years. She’s focused on creating community engagement and growth around diversity and inclusivity. Laura has seen the shifting demographics happening across Simcoe County and is truly interested in making a difference in people’s mindset about diversity and inclusiveness. She has a passion for volunteering, community support and empowering youth. After achieving a Bachelors in Anthropology from the University of Toronto, Laura focused on Theatre Arts. She developed local theatre in Collingwood and Wasaga Beach and saw this as an opportunity to bring youth together in a safe diverse environment.

She has been a part of several committees including the Wasaga Chamber of Commerce Women in Business and the Town of Wasaga’s Youth Advisory committees. Laura has also been Publicity Chair for Wasaga Community Theatre, campaign manager for local municipal elections and journalist for both U of T and the Creemore Echo.

Having already participated with Making Change as an Art Engagement Drama Mentor, Laura is focused, in her associate role as Program Director and #ITSTARTS Project Lead, on continuing to provide support for communities so everyone feels included.