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Michelle Hoar

Michelle Hoar directs Hey Neighbour Collective, a multi-stakeholder collaborative project aimed at building community, social connectedness and resilience in multi-unit housing.

Previous to this, she was the co-founder of The Tyee and Tyee Solutions Society, leading the business operations of one of Canada’s most highly-regarded independent media companies and its sister non-profit from 2003 through 2016. From 2016 to 2017 she managed The Tyee’s Housing Fix project, a solutions-journalism and civic engagement project focused on Canada’s housing crises.

Michelle is the mother of two young daughters, a renter since age 19, and an avid community gardener and cyclist. One of her favourite hobbies is talking to strangers.

Michelle will co-facilitate the Reviving Neighbourly Social Connections as COVID Restrictions Ease workshop at the 2022 Spring Education Conference.