Alvin joined Vancity Community Foundation in 2023 bringing his love of helping good people tell great stories to drive lasting change.
His most recent experience includes helping elect Vancouver's first independent Mayor in more than three decades and serving as Director of Communications in the Mayor’s Office for four years, including during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
With an Interdisciplinary Studies degree from the University of British Columbia, Alvin has a long history of commitment to public advocacy and social change at all three levels of government as well as with for-profit and non-profit organizations.
Alvin’s past work includes serving as National Communications Manager for the David Suzuki Foundation where he worked to build support around a constitutional right to live in a healthy environment. He was also the City of Vancouver's first Renter's Advisory Committee Chair where he helped advocate for affordable housing and renters rights.
Born and raised on the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔ /Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations in East Vancouver, Alvin still lives there with his wife Allison.