Larry Scarbeau is a community leader with over 35 years’ experience working with communities across Canada on issues related to poverty, homelessness and community development. Larry has worked with clients from the non-profit sector, the private sector and several Alberta municipal and provincial governments.
His many years in the non-profit field have provided him with a wide range of experience across Alberta including the creation of several frontline housing projects that he led the construction and program development for in the Edmonton region.
His major accomplishment resulted from his leadership of the Alberta Secretariat for Action on Homelessness that developed the provincial 10-year plan to end homeless, A Plan for Alberta, that received approval from the Alberta Government in 2009 as the provinces policy in addressing homelessness.
He is a dedicated community leader who understands the critical housing issues facing seniors, low income families and single adults and the root causes of homelessness. He is known for his successful implementation of programs based on best practices and his focus on getting measurable results, addressing concerns of stakeholders and managing change.
He has provided leadership to several successful projects, small and medium sized organizations and has strong people management skills. He is known for getting results that meet or exceed expectations that are delivered on time and on budget. His major focus now is helping people enjoy the safety and security of affordable housing to create a healthy home for families struggling with limited resources. He is also passionate about coaching others to become leaders who make a difference in the lives of the people they serve.
He is most proud of his three adult children and 5 wonderful grandchildren. Larry is a model train hobbyist, aspiring golfer and DIY enthusiast.