This week the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives – BC Office is pleased to welcome Emira Mears to our staff team as our newly appointed Associate Director.
Emira is an accomplished communications professional, digital strategist and entrepreneur. Through her former company Raised Eyebrow, she has had the opportunity to work with many organizations in the progressive sector, including non-profits, unions and public institutions. She has also played a lead role in producing and facilitating the Social Venture Institute with Hollyhock, and is a published author and advocate for women in leadership. With a long history as a feminist community leader, Emira is looking forward to contributing her leadership to the work of the organization.
Emira’s areas of focus will include the CCPA-BC’s communication, publishing and outreach efforts. She will lead the organization’s stellar communications team, which includes Terra Poirier, Lindsey Bertrand and Jean Kavanagh. She will also help manage the organization alongside BC Director Shannon Daub and Director of Operations & Finance Mariwan Jaaf.
“We are delighted to have Emira take on the role of Associate Director,” says Shannon Daub. “She joins a staff team that cares deeply about the CCPA, and is fiercely committed to social justice. I know she’ll fit right in.”
“I’m happy to see such a strong and committed leadership team at the CCPA-BC,” says Mary Childs, board chair. “I’m confident the organization is in excellent hands.”