for Brandon East
Kim Longstreet has called Brandon her home for the past 39 years when her family moved here from Alberta when she was 12 years old. Kim has a 31 year old son that was born and raised in Brandon.
In 1993 Kim launched her career in the administrative field when she attended Cambrian Business College and graduated from the Secretarial Studies program. Kim is not embarrassed to say that as a child she knew she wanted to be a Secretary when she grew up. Of course today, we call them Administrative Professionals.
Kim has purposely chosen positions throughout her career that have furthered her experience and enabled her to achieve success at her current position at Family Vision where she has been the Executive Director for the past six and a half years. Family Visions employs 108 staff and supports 33 adults with intellectual disabilities in 16 residences located in Brandon.
Kim has been an avid volunteer in Brandon since her 20’s and recognizes that it’s up to the citizens of a community to affect change when needed. This philosophy has been prominent in the community lately while Kim has recently been advocating for more resources in her community for substance users.
Kim’s son is an IV meth user and the lack of resources in Brandon to assist with his recovery propelled her to take action and affect change. On December 11th, 2018 Kim used her lived experience to present to the House of Commons' Standing Committee for their study on “Methamphetamine Abuse in Canada.”
Kim has been involved with the Brandon Bear Clan Patrol since its inception in January of 2017. Kim rarely misses a patrol since the group started patrolling on June 2nd, 2017. It is partially through this commitment to patrols that Kim has been educated on the effects of meth on people who use the drug and the effects meth has
on a community.