Valerie Smith is the Director of Solutions at Parachute. She oversees all of Parachute’s campaigns and programs and helps to support our extensive network of community partners across Canada. 

She is skilled in managing behaviour change programs with a focus on children and youth. She also has a strong community engagement background and provides solid leadership to our network partners. Valerie has presented at a number of events and conferences around the world on injury prevention issues. 

Prior to working with Parachute Valerie was a senior program manager at a number of charities including Smartrisk, Katimavik and Youth Challenge International  She spent a substantial part of her career working on HIV/AIDS programs in South America and East Africa. She holds a MA in international and comparative education.