Kay Blair was a tireless advocate for social justice and committed her life to improving the lives of others – particularly women. Kay built a reputation as a passionate community leader with an unparalleled commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Kay immigrated to Canada in 1976 and began at the Emily Stowe Shelter for Woman. She was instrumental in establishing the Shirley Samaroo House – the first shelter of its kind focusing on services for immigrant victims of abuse.
In 1988, Kay began work at Community MicroSkills Development Centre (Microskills) as its Executive Director – a position she would hold for 28 years.