May 2018

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We would like to introduce Alison Brewin, our next Executive Director at Vantage Point.


Alison Brewin has joined us as the next Executive Director of Vantage Point. To get to know Alison a bit better - we have compiled a series of questions to learn everything from her favorite books to her life motto.

Welcome to Alison, we are glad to have you on Vantage Point team!

How would you describe your leadership approach/philosophy?

Leadership is about giving hope – hope that we can succeed, hope that complex problems can be solved, hope that the world is a grand place where most people want to do the right thing. It is also about following through on promises made. I am an empathetic...

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From our Vantage Point: Podcast for not-for-profit leaders, board members, managers and staff

As a non-Indigenous organization, Vantage Point has continued to explore appropriate ways to engage with Reconciliation efforts. Kevin Barlow, CEO of the Metro Vancouver Aboriginal Executive Council (MVAEC), joins us for this month’s podcast to discuss the topic of Urban Indigenous Engagement. 

Charities and other not-for-profit organizations are often created to address society’s most persistent challenges (e.g. homelessness, hunger, poverty) – those that neither governments nor for-profits have historically been able to solve.

According to the latest research, changing demographics and an aging population, is significantly increasing demand for charitable services while available funding is set to decreasei. Therefore, it is a critically important time to build the capacity of not-for-profit organizations.

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**Please note: During COVID-19 the Vantage Point team is working from home. Contact information for workshops can be found on event pages, or find a list of our staff contact info here.


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