Kim North is a steadfast volunteer who has contributed to several non-profits over the years. In 2019, a need for greater collaboration in the community between nonprofit groups and other sectors was identified. True to the vision, Kim stewarded the Community Connect HUB into being with the help of many committed volunteers. The HUB, created on Main Street in Lillooet, now provides co-sharing space for multiple non-profits and builds connections across the community. Alongside the development of the HUB, Kim helped raise critical funds to open the community swimming pool. Armed with $200,000, raised in just over seven months, she was part of a group who enabled the community to say “yes” to this essential public resource.
Kim also volunteered with Lillooet Naturalist Society and Sekw’el’was for many years to complete ecological restoration and environmental outreach projects in the region. Out of this work, Splitrock Environmental was created. Today, Splitrock is an award winning, St’at’imc-owned business, specializing in environmental services, ecological restoration, native plant propagation and production of ethnobotanical products. Kim is committed to work around truth and reconciliation, decolonization and consistently brings these important conversations to the table.