The United Nations Association in Canada Quinte Branch Celebrate Women

When: March 8, 2023

Where: Ontario, Canada


The United Nations Association in Canada Quinte Branch and The Business and Professional Women Hastings and Prince Edward are celebrating women and their accomplishments at The Grand in Belleville, Ontario.

Michele Leering (B.A., LL.B., M.Ad. Ed., PhD. Candidate – Queen’s University) is Community Advocacy and Legal Centre’s (CALC) Executive Director and a lawyer.

Initially providing legal services to CALC’s clients as a traditional community lawyer, key commitments since joining CALC in 1985 have included founding a domestic violence services’ coordination network, organizing injured workers, and instigating local participatory action research projects into poverty, homelessness, and, more recently, access to justice, as well as undertaking legal needs and other research.  

In November 2020, Michele was appointed to the Order of Canada as a Member, which recognizes individuals who have made a difference in the country.  

Karen Poste was the City of Belleville’s Manager of Economic Development for 24 years. As Manager of Economic Development Karen helped to keep our community economically stable and moving forward through all the changes.  

Karen’s goal was to help our new and existing businesses grow and prosper.  

Just recently, Karen took on a new and exciting position of the Manager of Physician Recruitment and Retention for the City of Belleville.  In this new position, Karen will continue to support the City and our community.


The Grand
70 Harder Dr
ON K8P 5J7

08 March, 2023
Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner served at 6:00 pm
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