Originally from Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove (PHMC), Courtney Clarke spends her professional life breaking down barriers to post-secondary education as a Central Development Officer at Memorial University.
Through professional fundraising and building meaningful partnerships with alumni and community partners, Courtney focuses on development opportunities such as advancing indigenization of the academy, research initiatives, accessibility, supporting International students, free education for foster care youth, and helping other students who face socio-economic barriers. She sits on several University committees, including EDI and Veterans Support Services.
Courtney is the current Co-Chair of Equal Voice NL, and has been part of the leadership team as Media Liaison since late 2019. She was one of four leadership members to put off a successful 8-session Campaign College in May 2021. She also managed the Feminist Forum, Feminist Activism and Diversifying Democracy events, created the new program called Planting Seeds, and created this website.
Courtney is also the Chair of Violence Prevention Avalon East and is a publicly elected Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union (NLCU) Board of Directors, sitting on their Governance and Scholarship Committees. Courtney was the 2019 and 2020 Youth Accessibility Leader for NL with Employment and Social Development Canada.
Courtney has completed several programs through Memorial University and is currently a Professional Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – NL (AFP-NL).