Wild Northerner Magazine Fall 2016 - Page 64

BY SCOTT HADDOW

Wild Northern staff

Beth Mairs isn’t afraid of change. She instigates it.

In her early 30s, Mairs, had been deeply engaged with social work in Toronto in anti-poverty, community development and health and women’s issues. She ran group work, advocacy, community organizing and coalition work. It came with a price. It burned Mairs out. She knew it and went through some drastic changes in her life.