A new Director for CCPA's BC Office: Message from Mary Childs, Board Chair

The CCPA-BC Board of Directors is delighted to share the news that Shannon Daub will be the next BC Director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.

Last spring, Seth Klein announced that, after 22 years, he would be stepping down as founding Director of the CCPA-BC at the end of 2018. The CCPA-BC’s board then began a process of transition planning to find a new Director. 

After careful consultation and consideration, we decided the obvious choice was right before us. With the support of the CCPA-BC’s talented staff, the board asked Shannon to take the helm as BC Director.

Shannon has been with the CCPA-BC since its earliest days and has played a vital role in its success. As former Communications Director, and then Associate Director, Shannon has long been a leader of the CCPA-BC. For years, she has overseen the organization’s research and public engagement work, ensuring its intellectual rigour and accuracy. She is an extremely strategic thinker. Shannon has driven much of the innovation of the CCPA-BC for two decades, leading the evolution of our communications efforts and fundraising strategies, and most recently initiating and co-directing the Corporate Mapping Project. Shannon also brings leadership experience from outside the CCPA, having served as board chair of both CCEC Credit Union and the Wilderness Committee, and on the board of the Vancouver Public Library.

The CCPA-BC board is grateful for Seth’s service and leadership, and we are pleased that he will remain connected with the organization. And we look forward to the new ideas and energy that will come from a change in leadership. We have no doubt the CCPA-BC, under Shannon’s guidance, will remain a vibrant and innovative research institute, serving British Columbians with the rigour and commitment we’ve come to know and trust. 

With Shannon’s new role, the CCPA-BC is posting for a new Associate Director. You can find that posting here.

You can also read Shannon's blog post, The power of ideas and research: A note from CCPA-BC’s incoming Director, here.