BCPIAC's Board of Directors consists of community advocates, service providers and legal professionals who are passionate about anti-poverty and creating systemic legal advances benefiting low and fixed income BC residents.
Iglika Ivanova is the Chair of the BCPIAC Board. She is an economist and public interest researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, one of BCPIAC’s partners in the Climate Justice Project. Continue Reading Iglika Ivanova
Sam Turcott is the Treasurer of the BCPIAC Board. He is the Director of the Advocacy Access Program at Disability Alliance BC where he and his team work to support people with disabilities to access a range of different disability support programs. Continue Reading Sam Turcott
Lisa Heddema is the Treasurer of the BCPIAC Board. She is a senior tax lawyer with a background at a national law firm and big 4 accounting firm. Continue Reading Lisa Heddema
Matt is a legal advocate at the Women’s Contact Society in Williams Lake, BC. Matt has degrees in Arts and Laws from the Australian National University. Continue Reading Matt Granlund
Rose Henry is a First Nations activist and educator who works on social justice issues affecting all communities. Continue Reading Rose Henry
Audrey Schwartz is an anti-poverty advocate in Prince George, BC. She has been Executive Director of Active Support Against Poverty (ASAP) since 1987. Continue Reading Audrey Schwartz
Diane Phillips is co-founder of Newton Advocacy Group, past-coordinator of the Surrey Access Network and Peoples Empowerment Program. Continue Reading Diane Phillips