Previous Chair, Violence Prevention Avalon East
Co-Chair, Equal Voice NL
Elected Corporate Director, NLCU
Member, Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women
Financial Crime Fighter, Verafin
Originally from Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, Courtney Clarke spends her professional life helping financial institutions prevent fraud, money laundering as well as drug and human trafficking at Verafin.
A survivor of gender-based violence, Courtney established the Jane Doe Graduate Award in Anti-Violence Research at Memorial University. When COVID-19 began, Chairing Violence Prevention Avalon East, Courtney created Unsafe at Home; a domestic abuse support platform supporting 100+ crisis calls from individuals isolated with abusers, then helped sustain a free equestrian-based counselling program which has seen over 500 survivors, called Stable & Safe.
Co-Chairing Equal Voice NL, Courtney helps women and gender diverse individuals get elected to all levels of government, including Indigenous band leadership. Through this role, she has also sat on the NL Premier’s Roundtable for Gender Equity. An elected Corporate Director of the Newfoundland and Labrador Credit Union, Courtney represents the financial interests of 20,000+ members. As a passionate accessibility advocate, Courtney singlehandedly fundraised over $1-million dollars towards accessibility advancements across all regions of NL over the last two years.
Courtney has completed several programs through Memorial University and is currently a Professional Member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – NL (AFP-NL). In January 2023, Courtney was appointed to NL’s Provincial Advisory Council on the Status of Women.