Our Founder

The Our Harbour story, mission, values and community: introduced by co-founder and President, Catherine Gillbert.

A word from our founder: Catherine Gillbert

Since the beginning, the amount of happiness I have received from my involvement in Our Harbour is huge compared with the time and energy I have expended. I have made many good friends; I have seen residents arrive at an apartment without the energy to carry on a conversation and within a few months turn into outgoing, smiling chatty people who are indistinguishable from the rest of us.

Our Harbour is by far the most satisfying enterprise I have ever been involved with. I love being able to drop by the apartments and feel welcomed into a real home and I am constantly overwhelmed by the amount of appreciation I receive. As I often say, my grandmother had me doing volunteer work when I was five years old and I have been doing it ever since.

If you are looking for a way to get involved, make a difference and feel good, consider joining the Our Harbour volunteer team. You will be glad you did!

Catherine Gillbert, Past President and Co-Founder