• Meet The Board

Ken
Carmichael

Partner at BDO Canada LLP Assurance & Accounting Leader, Western Canada

“The issue of abuse is one that people shy away from due to the social awkwardness it may carry, but that is simply not right. With the development of CAC, we have an amazing opportunity to proactively impact our community and those who most need our help. I look forward to working with my fellow directors to do all we can in this regard.”

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Tom
Dyas

President TD Benefits

“In my personal experience and my involvement within the community I recognize the importance of providing a place where children feel secure, safe and comfortable. It is extremely important to have a place where our youth can be heard, while starting their journey of recovery in their young life.”

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Janice
Taylor

CEO and Founder of Mazu

“I believe all children have the right to grow up in this world surrounded by love and building a village around vulnerable children is a critical step. The Child Advocacy centre will provide a place of hope, a place of healing where children can find that village. This aligns with my values, my company and my purpose”
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Una
Gabie

Lawyer Touchston Law Group LLP

“The prospect of having such an integrated facility in our City to help support our families, individuals and our community is a project I just could not say no to being involved with!”
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Al
Hildebrandt

Director
President - Kelowna Foundation for Hope & Social Innovation

“I have seen what the worst of child abuse looks like and I have been witness to how CAC’s can change the story by getting involved early. I want to make a real impact here in our community to be part of the solution to help build a brighter future with better outcomes.”
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Gary
McEwan

Former Manager Special Projects at PCL Construction

“I am committed to this project because our community needs this Child Advocacy Centre. The opportunity to be part of the journey to bring this project to life in Kelowna is incredibly rewarding. This Centre will fundamentally change the way our community responds to child abuse. It’s time.”

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Dr. Rick
Oliver

Assistant Superintendent, Central Okanagan Public Schools

“I am involved in the work to establish the Child Advocacy Centre in Kelowna as there is a need for expanded services for children and youth in our community – the Central Okanagan is currently underserviced in a number of key areas which disadvantage our children and families. I have spent my entire career supporting and advocating for programs and opportunities for youth and I am confident that this work will result in improved services and support for many of the most vulnerable in our community”.

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Andrew
Prior

Lawyer and Partner
Pihl Law Corp

"I have coached and taught young children throughout my adult life and I am a father of two young children myself. I am therefore honored to be a part of the Child Advocacy Centre and to help it support vulnerable and abused children. It is an amazing addition to our community and will provide a place of hope and healing for current and future generations."

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The Child Advocacy Centre has my full support. I believe that working together as a community, we can change and improve the lives of our citizens, especially our children. I hope the Child Advocacy Centre receives the outpouring of support that Kelowna is famous for, so that all our children are given the chance to be kids.


Mayor Colin Basran

City of Kelowna