February 2015

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In May 2014, I hopped a province. I relocated to Vancouver from Edmonton eager to bring my experience as a community builder, board member, volunteer and executive director to a new city, role and organization. And, wow, I am excited to join Vantage Point as the new(ish) Director of Learning – I joined this passionate team in October. 

Immersing myself in my previous roles was an intensive, hands-on way to learn about the complex day-to-day necessities of leading a not-for-profit organization. Yet, like many others there were times when I struggled. What were others expecting of me when I was...


Neelam is a change maker, a bundle of energy and smarts. Her first year with DIVERSEcity has been exciting and tumultuous, with a new building in development, major changes to Federal Grants representing 70% of their budget, and a significant shift in culture for the 40 year old organization. 

It is obvious that Neelam likes life best when a lot is going on. Solving challenges and seeing how the puzzle fits together is a major motivator, driving her to strategically innovate and collaborate. She credits the support of her board chair, core team, and family for the success of last year’s journey...


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