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Vancouver Community Board in action

Our Vancouver Community Board has donated $10.2 million since 2005 to 865 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

How we made a difference in 2018

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Explore our Vancouver Community Board's latest projects

Making smiles count for children

Providing oral care is only the first step to a happy smile and a healthy community.

Leading the way to a better community

Our longstanding partnership with YWCA continues with local after-school programs aimed at girls transitioning to high school.

Nini Baird

Member, Order of Canada, Chair, Knowledge Network Corporation and Chair, TELUS Fund

Nini Baird, C.M., has long been recognized as arts administrator and advocate, with management experience in the arts, post-secondary education and educational broadcasting, as well as corporate and private philanthropy. She has worked on the municipal, provincial, federal and international levels. A former Canada Council Board member and Chair of the BC Arts Council, she currently serves as Chair, Knowledge Network Corporation; Chair, TELUS Vancouver Community Board; and Chair, TELUS Fund, a national independent production fund focussing on health and wellness content for multiple platforms.

Ms. Baird’s BC post-secondary career spanned Simon Fraser University (Director, Centre for Communications and the Arts); Emily Carr College (now University) of Art and Design (Director, Outreach Programs); and Open Learning Agency/Knowledge Network (Director, Programming).

In 1993 she was named a member of the Order of Canada and in 2012 received the Diamond Jubilee Medal. She has received numerous awards including in 2015 an LL.D.(Hon.) from Simon Fraser University, the 2013 Canada’s Most Powerful Women Top 100 Award (Arts and Communications category) from the Women’s Executive Network (WXN); the Keith Kelly Award for Cultural Leadership from Canadian Conference of the Arts and the President’s 40th Anniversary Award from Simon Fraser University. She holds a BA in Journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.


Josh Blair (Vice Chair)

Executive Vice President TELUS Health and TELUS International and President, Business Solutions West

Mary Ackenhusen

President & CEO, Vancouver Coastal Health

Jastina Aujla

Youth representative and Student, University of British Columbia

Charmaine Crooks

President & CEO, NGU Consultants & Five-time Olympian

Fiona Entwistle

Community volunteer

Kelli Erickson

TELUS Business Consultant, and Volunteer Lead, TELUS Community Ambassadors – Vancouver

Doug French

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TELUS

Tom Grant

Retired Educator & School Superintendent, Coquitlam School District

Navida Nuraney

Executive Director, ArtStarts in Schools

Bruce Passmore

Executive Director, CPAWS - BC

Dr. Ross Paul

Adjunct Professor, University of British Columbia

Curtis Rowe

Senior Community Affairs Manager, TELUS

Allan Seckel

CEO, Doctors of BC

Patricia Shields

Educational Consultant and Retired Principal

Jennifer Sung

Counsel, Legal Services, TELUS (Board Secretary)

Marilyn Tyfting

Senior Vice President and Chief Corporate Officer, TELUS International

James Wright

Former General Director, Vancouver Opera