Karen Mason


Karen Mason is Co-founder of Supporting Survivors of Abuse and Brain Injury through Research (SOAR) and former Executive Director of Kelowna Women’s Shelter in British Columbia, Canada. Kelowna Women’s Shelter provides emergency and transitional housing, counselling support, advocacy, and prevention education to women, and women with children who have experienced gender-based violence. Karen leads a team of dedicated professionals who work to support and empower women to move forward into lives free of abuse. In collaboration with the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, the Shelter is engaged in the community-based SOAR research project to better understand the intersection of Traumatic Brain Injury and intimate partner violence.