BC and Yukon Executive Director
Faye Wightman joins the British Columbia/Yukon (BCY) provincial office of the Canadian Cancer Society as Interim Executive Director on Monday, May 16. She will remain in this role while we conduct our search for a permanent Executive Director for BCY.
Faye comes to the Society with over 30 years of experience making a difference in the lives of Canadians. Throughout her career she has worked with local, provincial and national organizations, helping them hone their skills and achieve a higher level of excellence. She has hands-on knowledge of philanthropy, board governance, government relations and coaching/mentoring, and has received a number of awards for her achievements.
For 8 years Faye served as President & CEO of Canada’s largest community foundation, the Vancouver Foundation. Under her leadership, the Foundation was seen as a vital part of the social fabric of the province. Faye was instrumental in creating programs to address some of the region’s most pressing issues, including community and cultural isolation and labour market challenges facing the charitable sector.
Faye has extensive not-for-profit leadership experience having served in executive-level roles at the University of Victoria, BC Children’s Hospital Foundation, the Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC and Sunny Hill Health Center Foundation for Children.
It has been easy to support the Canadian Cancer Society. Each one of us has been personally touched in some manner by cancer.
Establishing a national caregivers strategy
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