Charley Beresford

Executive Director

Today's climate change and social equity challenges are at the forefront of Charley's work with the Institute. As Columbia's Executive Director, Charley observed the climate change discussions in Copenhagen and regularly contributes analysis on emerging sustainability issues.

As a School Board Trustee from 1996 through 2008, Charley successfully campaigned to save provincially-funded Inner City School Funds and led the development of a ground breaking anti-homophobia action plan and anti-discrimination policy. In 2007, Charley established the Centre for Civic Governance, bringing the perspective of her 12 years of public service as an elected community leader.

Prior to joining the Institute, Charley worked with public and private sector organizations focused on community development, serving four years as a Director in the BC Ministry of Finance overseeing appointments to provincial agencies, boards and commissions.

Charley's involvement with community organizations and public policy development includes the Green Economy Network, SPARC BC, BC Recreation and Parks Association, Big Sisters, The Canadian Mental Health Association, and the Therapeutic Riding Association of BC.

Contact Charley via email at email or telephone at 604-695-2034.

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