Brightside Community Homes Foundation
#300 – 905 West Pender Street,
Vancouver, B.C.
V6C 1L6

P: (604) 684 3515
F: (604) 684 3677

Our People

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The Brightside Team

 

The Brightside team is made up of professional, talented and dedicated individuals united by one purpose: helping others and working towards ensuring all Vancouver residents have access to safe and secure homes.

We are committed to the Brightside mission, serving the communities and residents of Vancouver. We model ourselves after our beloved city, and embrace fairness, diversity and inclusivity.

Learn More About Our Commitment to Social Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Brightside’s values form the foundation of our vision and our mission, and the strength of our team stems from a deep alignment with these values in all that we do and drives our work.

We strive to be a progressive, diverse and equity-driven organization through continued improvement and growth, and have expanded our values to reflect our support for social justice. We have revised our bylaws to embody our commitment to the diversity of the communities served by the Society, determining that the Board shall be composed of:

  • No more than 60% representation for a single self-identified gender on the Board of Directors
  • No more than 60% representation for a single self-identified ethnicity on the Board of Directors
  • Representation from equity-seeking, racialized, LGBTQ+, disability or otherwise underrepresented groups

As part of our process of deconstructing colonial, patriarchal and other discriminatory systems and structures that marginalize or create inequities in our society, we have made the San’Yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training program a formal part of our on-boarding process for all staff and Board. Brightside’s leadership team and Board of Directors also participate in additional, in-depth anti-racism training.

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Brightside is committed to meeting or exceeding the Government of Canada’s 50 – 30 Challenge criteria to increase diversity in our workplace, and we have signed on to the challenge to demonstrate our commitment. Companies, organizations and not-for-profits across the country have joined the Government of Canada’s initiative to increase the representation and inclusion of under-represented groups in leadership positions.

The challenge is rooted in two aspirational commitments:

  1. Gender parity (50%)
  2. Significant representation (30%) on boards and senior management

If you’re ready to take on the challenge, get started by visiting Canada.ca/50-30-challenge and on Twitter @CanadaBusiness

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Board Of Directors

Frank Chong

Chair

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Aran Clarke

Vice-Chair

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Willa Choy

Secretary/Treasurer

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Jack Wong

Past Chair

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Jai Djwa

Judy Farhat

Mark Lester

Atiya Mahmood

Vija Poruks

Darren Sauer

Greg Tooke


Senior Staff

William Azaroff

Chief Executive Officer

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Shannon Davidson

Manager, Operations and Maintenance

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Wesley Everaars

Director, Community Real Estate

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Mary McKay

Director, People & Administrative Services

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Susan Moore

Director, Community Development & Resident Support

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Omar Sharif

Director, Finance

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Ronald Singh

Director, Operations

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