Join Catherine Potter and her guest Kim Armstrong for a dynamic and honest conversation about courage, non-violent communication, inclusivity, and compassion. The conversation takes us into the personal and collective transformation that occurs when we integrate these qualities into our work and home life.
Kim Armstrong, QC, ICD.D
Kim is the Deputy City Manager of the Employee Services Department at the City of Edmonton. She is leading a team dedicated to the creation of a positive, vibrant and safe workplace culture for the City’s employees.
Kim received her Honours Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies from Queen’s University and her Bachelor of Laws from Osgoode Hall Law School. She has also completed the Police Management Certificate through the University of Alberta.
She spent nine years working with the Edmonton Police Service, first as a Legal Advisor and then as Manager in charge of the Professional Standards Branch.
From October 2006 to August 2018, Kim held numerous Government of Alberta positions, including:
Deputy Clerk of Executive Council and Deputy Secretary to Cabinet
Deputy Attorney General
Deputy Minister, Status of Women
Deputy Minister, Seniors and Housing
Kim has always been passionate about supporting and empowering women and leveraging diversity to ensure inclusive environments. In 2013, Kim co-founded the Government of Alberta Women in Leadership movement.
In July 2020, The Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion recognized the significant contributions made by Kim Armstrong to diversity and inclusion by honoring her as the 2020 Senior Executive of the Year. This award was given in recognition of her outstanding contribution to diversity and inclusion and her commitment to using both these tenets to drive change within the City of Edmonton.
She is the mother of two very busy teen-aged boys and is married to a police officer. Kim enjoys yoga, cycling and walking her dog, Hank.