I was born in North Battleford Saskatchewan; went to school in Regina; lived in Montreal, Toronto and London, England for a few years each; and moved back to Regina in 1980 where I've been ever since, living with Evan, my partner of over 40 years. Our daughter Tara and her husband Greg live in Syracuse, New York, and our son Brennan lives in London, England. My current aspirations are to learn to play the banjo and improve my French. Below are summaries of my work and education, and a few words of acknowledgement about these "Barbara Kahan" online pages. 


  • Wild Sage Press (since 2012): publisher 
  • SaskBooks (formerly Saskatchewan Publishers Group; 4 years part time): co-executive director 
  • Government of Saskatchewan (equivalent to 6 years full time): research and evaluation, writing, policy analysis
  • Centre for Health Promotion, University of Toronto (equivalent to 2 years full time): conceptualization, development and implementation of a best practices approach to health; best practices workshops and presentations
  • Non-Profit Community Groups: coordination, community liaison, information and referral, writing: Tumbleweed Books (Regina), Women in Print (London, England), Neighbourhood Information Centre (Toronto), Westmount Youth Clinic (Montreal), Tenant Intercommunications (Saskatchewan), Canadian Schizophrenia Foundation (Regina)
  • Short-term Projects (non-Government): plans, evaluations, frameworks, and more: Regina Homelessness Committee, KidsFirst Regina, Regina Inner City Community Partnership, Regina Early Learning Centre, Career Headways, Canadian Consortium of Health Promotion Research Centres, Choices for Empowerment, Seniors Serving Seniors, Family Violence Partnership Project, Seniors Education Centre, Transition House, State of Regina's Children Project


  • Master of Health Science, health promotion (University of Toronto, 1998). 
    Awards: University of Toronto Open Master's Fellowship, 1997/98; James A. McNab Award (in recognition of outstanding potential to contribute to the field of health promotion), 1996/1997.
  • Certificate in Adult Education (St. Francis Xavier University, 1995)
  • Bachelor of Arts, political science (University of Saskatchewan, 1972) .
    Awards:University of Saskatchewan General Proficiency, 1969/70; Government of Saskatchewan, 1968/69.


  • Thank you to Sean Sunley for his design and set-up of these pages!
  • Thank you to Creative Saskatchewan for their financial contribution to the development of these pages. 
    Participation made possible through Creative Saskatchewan's Market and Export Development Grant Program.
  • Thank you to Evan Morris, who is so generously and enthusiastically supportive of my various activities, especially these days of all the time I spend on Wild Sage Press, and, occasionally, on my own writing!