“I came to know Karen five years ago at Centennial College where I was a French teacher. I was fortunate to have her in my class. Her motivation and perseverance in learning French were amazing. She always mentioned to me that it was her late mom’s wish to be fluent in the language. She was always cheerful, very inspiring and encouraging to other students in class. She successfully obtained her French language proficiency certificate from the College.I am certain that Karen will continue to do great and creative things in her future. She has consistently demonstrated an ability to rise to any challenge that she must face. Karen is truly a stand-out individual who will impress everyone she meets”.
French Professor, Centennial College
“Karen lost her mother to diabetes and was determined to raise funds for the Canadian Diabetes Association in memory of her. She was incredibly positive and inspiring as a 2014 Toronto 5K Marathon Team Diabetes participant! Her care for the cause and her passion for lifting others up is inspirational .”
Coordinator, Team Diabetes Ontario
Canadian Diabetes Association
1400 – 522 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G 2R5
“It has been an absolute pleasure getting to know who the real Karen Carrington is. We met on set of the Nikki Clarke Show, and instantaneously there was an unexplainable connection. I have had the pleasure of attending many functions with her, however the most memorable speaking engagement that she participated in for me was having the opportunity to witness her at the Sound Mind conference and one Youth initiative at the Heron Park in particular. Karen Carrington’s stories are not only her personal expereinces of her journey, courage and strength. She speaks with passion to each and every person in the audience; whether they are youths or adults who have the pleasure in hearing her speak…they are left with her story and learn of how she recovered from, continues to go through, and surpasses the stigma around mental health and wellness. This is the Karen Carrington whom I have grown to love dearly.
“Karen Carrington, a woman of Faith. A consummate professional, exhibiting a high degree of skill with a flair that is befitting a woman of God. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Karen on several different outreach initiatives and each experience has yielded excellent results. Karen sees and assesses her surrounding circumstances very thoroughly and quickly analyses where the biggest needs are and fills those needs with effortless grace. Her wisdom mixed with wit and humour does not bruise or damage the pride of relationships but rather enhances it with the truth.
Up, Up and away for Karen Carrington…..
Husband, Father, Co-Founder and President of City Street Outreach