Kristi Fairholm Mader

Director, Initiatives and Innovation | Scale Collaborative | Canada

Kristi (KFM) has always worked in the non-profit sector, starting as a service provider and advocate. In 2001, Kristi began exploring social enterprise and enterprising approaches to social change. Kristi founded and managed several social enterprise initiatives in Vancouver, including The Cleaning Solution. Since moving to Vancouver Island in 2011, Kristi has been supporting the growth of the social economy sector through initiatives such as seCatalyst, Thriving Non-Profits and British Columbia Social Procurement Initiative. In 2021, Kristi has led the development of 2 new initiatives, the Business Legacies Initiative and Thrive Impact Fund.