Yoke Kennedy (English, Cantonese, Mandarin)
Yoke joined us in 2003 and works extensively in supporting individuals and families experiencing issues such as divorce or separation, child custody and support, family violence, and mental health.
Yoke works to empower and develop the personal autonomy and individual strengths of her clients, whether they are international students, work permit holders, cross-cultural couples, or permanent residents
Yoke holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in History and English from McMaster University, a Master of Education from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University.
Originally from Singapore, Yoke has made K-W her home since 1990, after residing in Cincinnati, Hamilton and Oakville. She has worked in the settlement and integration sector since 1992, at first as an ESL instructor.
When she's not busy here, she remains involved in our community as a Board member of KW Counselling Services, a member of the Chinese Canadian Women’s Federation, and is the founder of South East Asian Family Support Group.
And in her "spare time"? Gardening, reading, swimming and meditation.