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Building Organizational Sector Sustainability (BOSS) is British Columbia’s largest not-for-profit conference. This event is a space for dialogue, collaboration, and the development of game-changing tactics to strengthen our province through partnerships and investments with the not-for-profit sector. Join us for BOSS, Reimagined, and the movement to rebalance BC’s economy.

Build a Community of Leaders Committed to the Success of BC's Not-for-Profit Sector

(Collaboration)

With a new online format and nearly unlimited reach, BOSS will provide an exceptional opportunity to bring together not-for-profit leaders, government representatives, funders, businesses, and volunteers to inspire and enlighten dialogue. Participants at BOSS will be able to strengthen connections across the province and beyond.

Identify and Advance Key Priorities to Strengthen BC's Not-for-Profit Sector

(Transformation)

 We will build on the expertise of seasoned not-for-profit leaders and consultants. We will identify solutions, strengthen sector capacity, share resources, and reimagine the conditions which will lead to transformational change in our sector and the communities we serve.

Advance Tangible Solutions to Augment Justice, Equity, Decolonization, and Inclusion (JEDI)

(Equity)

Now more than ever, there is growing recognition that the COVID-19 pandemic and systemic racism disproportionately affect historically oppressed communities. BOSS will nurture a supportive forum to review, discuss, and share current and new approaches to advance JEDI practices in BC’s not-for-profit sector.

Where Does BOSS, Reimagined Take Place?

We gratefully acknowledge most of the BOSS Conference, and Vantage Point’s work, takes place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded lands of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations. We pay our respect to their elders, past and present, for stewarding the land, water, and the life of this region from time immemorial.

 

Who Should Attend BOSS?

People icons with roles under each one: Executive Director, Not-for-Profit Sector Leaders, Board Members, Government Officials, Not-for-Profit Stakeholders.

and anyone who wants to make positive change to strengthen BC’s not-for-profit sector!

Events Calendar

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Our Presenters

Meet who will be facilitating exciting conversations at BOSS!

Cicely Belle Blain

Cicely Belle Blain

Presenter

Cicely Belle Blain is a Black/mixed, queer femme from London, UK now living on the lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh people. Their ancestry is a mix of Gambian (Wolof), Jamaican, and English. At the heart of all their work, Cicely Belle harnesses their passion for justice, liberation, and meaningful change via transformative education, always with laughter, and fearlessly in the face of systemic oppression.

They are noted for founding Black Lives Matter Vancouver and subsequently being listed as one of Vancouver’s 50 most powerful people, BC Business’ 30 under 30, and one of 150 Black women and non-binary people making change across Canada. They are now the CEO of Cicely Blain Consulting, a social justice-informed diversity and inclusion consulting company with over 200 clients across North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Cicely Belle is an instructor in Executive Leadership at Simon Fraser University and the author of Burning Sugar (Arsenal Pulp Press, 2020).

Trina Isakson

Trina Isakson

Presenter

Trina Isakson supports not-for-profit executives with bold and future-oriented projects. Through facilitation, coaching, research, and process design, she helps leaders answer important questions and helps organizations move forward in changing times. Trina’s clients include government, higher education, and not-for-profit organizations on issues such as governance, strategy, alignment, and collaboration.

 

Trina has also taught a variety of university courses on community development and not-for-profit leadership and management. She holds an MBA in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University, a Bachelor of Education from UBC, and a Certificate in Dialogue and Civic Engagement from SFU.

Trina enjoys exploring mountains, gardening in her backyard, and playing board games. She grew up in Salmon Arm, BC and now lives as a settler on Tla’amin territory in Powell River.

Nav Nagra

Nav Nagra

Moderator

As the Communications and Inclusion Manager at Vantage Point, Nav works to bring an equitable and inclusive lens to Vantage Point’s communications and practices both within the organization and within the not-for-profit sector. Nav has been Vantage Point’s key Diversity and Inclusion facilitator for the past two years and works continually to weave in new learnings as they come. Outside of Vantage Point, Nav is an Editor at Room Magazine and a Care Consultant at Breathing Space Creative.

Kris Archie

Kris Archie

Panelist

Kris Archie, a Secwepemc and Seme7 woman from the Ts’qescen First Nation, is passionate about heart-based community work and facilitating positive change. Kris is the Chief Executive Officer of The Circle.  In all of her roles, Kris works to transform philanthropy and contribute to positive change by creating spaces of learning, relationship-building and activation.

Nikki Hill

Nikki Hill

Presenter

Nikki Hill is a public engagement expert with over 20 years of experience in strategic communications and government relations. As a Principal at Earnscliffe Strategy Group, Nikki works with not-for-profit, corporate, and union stakeholders on their public affairs strategies.

Nikki is the Co-Chair of the United Way Period Promise campaign and the recipient of the 2020 Greater Vancouver Board of Trade Wendy McDonald Community Catalyst Award.

David Lee

David Lee

Presenter

David Lee has over 15 years of leading and facilitating significant management and change initiatives with corporate, non-profit and government organizations.

As a consultant and as the Executive Director of Organization Development at the John Howard Society of the Lower Mainland of BC, he has led and supported the development of partnerships across organizations and sectors, particularly in the areas of social enterprise and non-profit supportive housing. David is an Accredited Partnership Broker.

Joyce Lin

Joyce Lin

Facilitator

Joyce is the Sector Development Coordinator for Vantage Point. In this role, she facilitates the foundational work involved in Vantage Point’s goals to contribute to a healthy and thriving not-for-profit sector in BC by monitoring sector activities and overseeing provincial outreach.

Since finishing school, she has only ever worked in the not-for-profit sector and as a young professional, quickly became interested in how decent work is demonstrated or absent in the sector. For her, the sector as a champion for decent work means that we are all committed to the wellbeing of our entire workforce, just as we are committed to our organizations’ missions and work.

BOSS event pricing guide

Membership Discounts

Vantage Point members receive a 15% discount to the February BOSS Conference pass. Did you know membership for not-for-profit organizations is free at Vantage Point until December 31? You can find out more about membership benefits and registration on our Vantage Point website.

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On the blog

If We Are Serious About JEDI, We Should Be Serious About This

When was the first time you thought about decent work? For me, it was not during the first few jobs I had as a student. I was ready, willing, and eager to work as a young person, and because of my privileges, did not have to actively think about decent work...

The Reimagined Series of Online BOSS Events

Since 2015, Vantage Point has been organizing BOSS as an innovative conference to share tangible and practical strategies that not-for-profit leaders can use to strengthen their organizations. BOSS stands for Building Organizational and Sector Sustainability. Sector leaders have come to participate in BOSS to connect with their peers and discuss a diverse range of challenges affecting the sector. As our sector continues to respond to the ongoing impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, BOSS is evolving to find common solutions to address the challenges facing not-for-profits across…

Register for BOSS, Reimagined

Join other leaders in BC’s not-for-profit sector to discuss and strategize the next steps in strengthening our organizations, together.

Presenting Sponsor

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Contact Us

BOSS is organized by Vantage Point. Please contact us either by phone or email, listed below:

Phone | (604) 875-9144

Email | info@thevantagepoint.ca

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