Brightside Community Homes Foundation is dedicated to making housing accessible for those who struggle to meet the demands of market housing in Vancouver, one of the most unaffordable cities on the planet. His team ensures that residents have safe, stable and appropriate housing, while developing new units to meet the pressing need in the community.
He was a long-time executive at Vancity, performing multiple leadership roles at the community-focused credit union serving the financial needs of their half million member-owners.
William is board chair of the Vancity Community Foundation overseeing development of 312 Main, a social and economic innovation centre in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. He was also elected to the board of Modo, a car-sharing co-operative in Metro Vancouver, Vancouver Island and the Okanagan.
Currently, he is writing a book on leadership lessons gained from the dozen years he spent as an independent filmmaker. He is a longtime blogger, seasoned speaker and dialogue facilitator and has recently become an amateur music producer, proudly producing his son’s albums who records under the name Spectrasounds.
Using her business acumen and strong leadership, Karen provides sound strategic advice to help guide significant projects and initiatives.
In her role on Vancity’s senior leadership group, Karen works collaboratively to implement the strategic direction for the Vancity Group. As Corporate Secretary she delivers sound advice and establishes practices and systems that make good governance a hallmark of Vancity.
Karen has a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Ottawa. Called to the Ontario Bar in 1987, she worked in private practice, then joined Royal Trust for a period of 12 years and finally Vancity in 2001. She has received numerous award and recognition throughout her career including the Royal Bank “Award of Excellence” in 1996 and 1997 and was a finalist for the Association of Women in Finance’s “Performance and Excellence” award in 2006. She has her directors’ designation from the Institute of Corporate Directors.
In 2007, Vancity recognized Karen’s business acumen, leadership skills and exceptional contribution by appointing her interim Chief Executive Officer. Karen has held a number of director appointments including the Ethical Fund Company, Credential Financial Inc., The Social Investment Organization, YWCA Metro Vancouver, and the Vancouver Public Library.
Vinson mixes a keen financial oversight with a passion for community and mentorship.
As the Group Controller for Vancity, Vinson is responsible for the financial reporting and business analysis required for proper strategic decision making. His role also includes providing financial and internal controls insight on operational matters throughout the organization. Vinson is also a member of the Global Alliance for Banking on Values Leadership Academy – a network of banking leaders from around the world committed to advancing positive change in the banking sector.
Jeremy’s decades of expertise in facilities management helps deliver leading construction projects that are both sustainable and green.
Jeremy Trigg has been an employee at Vancity for 33 years. He has held a variety of roles and since 1991 Jeremy has been accountable for Facility Management. Jeremy was the Project Manager for the Vancity Centre building, which was built green long before the advent of LEED. He has overseen a material reduction in GHG emissions for the organization and has saved millions through energy management initiatives. His accountabilities include facility management, organization environmental sustainability, disaster recovery and emergency preparedness programs. Jeremy sits and has sat on a variety of Boards and a Foundation.