Author, Writer

“I wear my heart on my sleeve but it’s been a journey to be able to identify and manage those feelings, not just show them on my face. My mission is to empower others to talk about their emotions despite growing up in a culture that hid them.”

- Articles appeared in CBC Parents, HuffPost Canada, Scary Mommy, Mamamia, CafeMom

- Published in scientific journals

- Co-authored chapters in health research books

Katharine has over 15 years of experience working in British Columbia's healthcare system, leading patient safety incident investigations, quality and systems improvement projects, accreditation, patient experience and change management initiatives within mental health, emergency health services and women's health.

Her expertise in facilitating, storytelling, coaching and promoting tough and honest conversations provides the foundation for her site, Sum (心,♡) on Sleeve.

She covers a variety of topics including parenting, relationships, personal development, culture, health and wellness.

Katharine received her bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology and her master’s degree in Health Sciences from Simon Fraser University.


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Katharine Chan

Sum (心, ♡) on Sleeve | Author. Speaker. Wife. Mom of 2 | Embrace Culture. Love Yourself. Improve Relationships |