Youth Network: Mix & Mingle

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Youth Network: Virtual Mix & Mingle

Get to know fellow young professionals in the not-for-profit sector

Join young leaders from across BC to connect, learn new skills, and navigate the not-for-profit sector together.

There are passionate young people who want to develop a career in not-for-profits. There are both incredible opportunities and fulfulling careers that exist within the not-for-profit sector, but the path is not always straightforward. This network is led by a youth staff team at Vantage Point. We believe that together we can support each other and build the skills and knowledge to have thriving and meaningful careers.

If you are are a student or young professional passionate about not-for-profits, we invite you to take part in this series of youth network events. Over the next year we'll host free networking opportunities, professional development sessions, and opportunities to hear from experts.

Event Details

Date & Time: October 22, 2020 | 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Location: Virtual via Zoom
Cost: This event is free

If you have any requests for accessibility at the event reach out to Miranda at

Who should attend?

  • Young professionals aged 18-35 who are currently working for a not-for-profit organization
  • Students and young professionals aged 18-35 working towards a career in the not-for-profit sector

If you are part of a for-profit company or a consultant that supports not-for-profits, we ask that you reach out to Miranda at before RSVPing. There may be other Vantage Point opportunities which would be more relevant to your work we can recommend.

What is the purpose of Vantage Point’s Youth Network?

Young students and professionals today are the leaders of tomorrow. This network was developed to connect young people who are passionate about serving their communities and staying in the not-for-profit sector.

Our goal is to provide training, support, and resources for you to create a fulfilling, meaningful, and sustainable career in the not-for-profit sector.

Over the next year we will provide free professional development workshops, networking events, panel discussions, and mentorship to support your not-for-profit journey.

Why should you attend?

  • Grow your network of young professionals in the not-for-profit sector
  • Hear from Vantage Point’s Executive Director, Alison Brewin, on her experience in the sector and advice for young professionals
  • Get inspired (or re-inspired!) to be part of this incredible sector and what it has to offer

Thank you to our Sponsor

We are so grateful for the support of the RBC Future Launch Program for supporting the first year of our Youth Network.

Thank you to RBC our sponsor!

Tentitive Schedule

Mark your calendar!

Mix & Mingle | October 22, 2020 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Workshop (TBA) | November 2020
Networking Event (TBA) | January 2021
Workshop (Strategic Career Management) | March 2021
Networking Event (TBA) | May 2021
Workshop (Human Resources) | July 2021
Final Networking Event | September 2021

All events will be virtual via Zoom

Register Now

Date: October 22, 2020 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm
Online / Virtual
Vancouver, BC
City of Vancouver Bursary
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Alison Brewin

Alison wearing an orange shirt, looking at the camera.

Alison Brewin is the Executive Director of Vantage Point, and current Vice-Chair of the Governance Committee of UBC’s Board of Governors. Her expertise lies in supporting small and medium-sized not-for-profits to build a shared understanding of effective organizational practices. Alison joined West Coast LEAF as their Interim Executive Director in 1999. As Legal Director and then Executive Director from 2001 to 2011, she led the organization’s work to advance women’s equality in BC. In that role, she facilitated community consultations and dialogue on complex social issues. Through her business Alison Brewin Consulting, she supported a broad range of organizations including, Vancity Community Foundation, BC Non-Profit Housing Association, Atira Women’s Resource Society, First United Church and many more. Alison designed and teaches “Canadian Approaches to Non-Profit Management” in SFU’s Non-Profit Management Certificate Program and is designing a new course on volunteerism and governance for that program.


Youth Network Team

The Youth Network is lead by four team members at Vantage Point:

Joyce Lin, Sector Development Coordiantor
Niasha Drydgen, Education & Projects Coordinator
Rowan King, Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Miranda Maslany, Membership & Government Relations Coordinator

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