Meet Our Executive Director, C.M. (Chuck) Dowdall

Born and raised in Perth, Ontario, Chuck was selected to lead our team nearly two years ago, bringing a diversity of experience to the table that we are excited to have. A two-time Queen’s grad with a B.Comm (Hons) and an MBA, Chuck is thrilled to be able to call Kingston home once again.

After spending over 20 years in banking, Chuck transitioned into the development and maintenance of various community housing programs for over a decade. Between lessons learned academically and through his diverse work experience, Chuck has developed a unique understanding of how to successfully provide accessible, effective and supportive community services while remaining creative and financially viable as an organization, and the energy at KL&S is at an all-time high!

An active community leader serving as Treasurer of Kingston Community Health Centre, an advisor and consultant to private companies, and an experienced public speaker, Chuck is also a dedicated family man who we are happy to have at the head of ours. Whether he’s writing, spending time with his family, or playing away on the piano or behind the drum kit, Chuck’s infectious energy has touched the lives of each and every student who has passed through our doors during his time.

Here’s to you, Chuck!