Kyla Painter

Executive Director

Kyla started with FRAFCA in 2012 in an entry level position, later becoming Manager of Youth Services, Assistant Executive Director and now the Executive Director. Kyla is a loyal, dedicated and committed leader. Kyla exudes strength and natural tact as a leader, and in managing complex teams & challenges. Kyla works from a strength’s-based approach when dealing with staff, always encouraging them to move forward and gain knowledge and confidence. During her career Kyla has gained outstanding skills with regards to understanding human resources challenges, being an active participant in annual strategic planning, policy development, coaching of teams, managing contracts and relationships with funders and procurement of funding.

For over 10 years, Kyla has been a noteworthy leader at FRAFCA and in the Non-Profit Industry. During her tenure Kyla has led FRAFCA by planning annual fundraisers, building a stellar team of leaders and front-line staff, and provided ongoing dedication to Surrey’s Urban Indigenous Populations. Driven by her commitment to advocate and make change for a better community she takes pride in her abilities to communicate, strategize and lead her teams in a healthy and meaningful way. Kyla is devoted to following the Friendship Centre movement in the work she does at FRAFCA. Kyla is thankful to be provided the opportunity to live, work and play on the shared, unceded traditional territory of the Fraser Salish People including the Kwantlen, Katzie, QayQayt, Semiahmoo and Tsawwassen First Nations.

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