Michelle Hoar directs the Hey Neighbour Collective project at the SFU Morris J. Wosk Centre for Dialogue, a multi-stakeholder collaborative project aimed at building community, social connectedness and resilience in multi-unit housing.
Hoar co-founded The Tyee and Tyee Solutions Society and managed The Tyee’s Housing Fix project, a solutions journalism and civic engagement project focused on Canada’s housing crises.
Hoar's completion of the SFU Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement in 2017 and the IAP2 Foundations program in 2018 from the International Association for Public Participation cemented an interest in utilizing her emerging skills as an engagement facilitator in areas she’s passionate about: affordable housing, social and environmental resilience and urban planning.
Hoar is the mother of two young daughters, a renter since age 19, and an avid community gardener and cyclist.
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