I first met Pam McConnell at the Christian Resource Centre in Regent Park in the mid-nineties. I believe she was living at the Spruce Court Co-op at the time. Pam would regularly attend community dinners and social events for Regent Park residents. She was a compassionate listener and advocate for the community.
Pam’s advocacy work included the redevelopment of Regent Park. As families were displaced by construction Pam found a home for some in the co-op she was key in founding. I live in this co-op – Local 75 Hospitality Workers Co-operative, on Richmond Street East. Words cannot express the gratitude my wife and I have for our home that Pam helped ‘build’.