Kahla is passionate about helping people and communities and hopes to facilitate creative solutions that positively impact quality of life.
Kahla holds a Master of City Planning from the University of Manitoba, which she completed in 2020. Throughout her graduate studies, Kahla focused on issues around food insecurity, inequitable access to housing, Indigenous planning, and community development. Her major research project looked at Indigenous food sovereignty and how this is being addressed and implemented into First Nations comprehensive community plans.
Prior to starting with the United Way, Kahla worked with End Homelessness Winnipeg on developing a Housing Supply Baseline. This experience gave her the opportunity to reach out and get to know local organizations providing social housing and community services to people who are experiencing, or at risk of experiencing homelessness.