Habitat MVI is pleased to welcome two new staff members to our team for the summer. Kathleen Kerr-Donohue and Kendall Coulthard joined our office team as part of the Canada summer Jobs (CSJ) work experience program.

The program provides funding to not-for-profit organizations, public-sector and small businesses to create summer job opportunities for students.


The program was supported locally by MP Sheila Malcolmson who announced in April that there would be funding for 252 summer jobs in the Nanaimo area this summer.


Kathleen Kerr-Donohue (left in pic) has returned to Habitat MVI for her second summer as a student employee. Kathleen has recently completed her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology at Vancouver Island University and is now enrolled at the University of Manitoba’s Robson Hall – Faculty of Law – where she is pursuing her J.D. Happy to be back on Vancouver Island for the summer, and even happier to be welcomed back to the Habitat MVI team, Kathleen will primarily be tasked with updating Habitat MVI policy and bylaw documents over the next several months.


Kendall Coulthard (right in pic) has just completed her third year at Vancouver Island University where she has been working on her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree. She is excited to be working at Habitat for Humanity Mid-Vancouver Island this summer. Since she has lived in Nanaimo nearly all her life, working at Habitat allows her the chance to help give back to those in her community. This position also provides a great opportunity to use and build on the business skills she has acquired in University.