Don Kattler, BComm

Peer Researcher

Don Kattler


BComm, Royal Roads University
Certificate in Mental Health & Addictions, Camosun College


Don (he/him) is currently a Policy Analyst with the BC Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions (MMHA) on the Indigenous Partnerships and Wellness team. Don recently relocated back to Victoria, BC after spending the last eight years in Port Hardy, BC. Prior to joining MMHA, he spent the last five years with the Ministry of Children and Family Development as the Family Consultant for the BC Community Poverty Reduction Initiative. Previously, Don was with Island Health MHSU and has worked on ICM and ACT teams. In addition, Don managed several projects and programs on northern Vancouver Island, including the Housing First Initiative through the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre. Don has also presented at The End of Poverty National Conference and the Canadian Rural and Remote Housing and Homelessness Symposium and was the recipient of the Camosun College’s Promising Alumni Award in 2018.

What I do when I'm not working

Don is active in the community as a volunteer and is currently the Co-Chair of the Aboriginal Coalition to End Homelessness. Outside of work he can be found at one of the many coffee shops in town and is a self-described coffee snob. If he’s not at a coffee shop he will be flipping through the stacks at record shops or browsing the shelves of bookstores.

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Department of Psychiatry, University of British Columbia
420-5950 University Boulevard, Vancouver, BC