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 BC.

In the urgency of the COVID-19 pandemic, multiple systems that sustain our communities have been deeply eroded. Our daunting challenges in the last few months demand we do things differently to re-balance our economic and social systems. Now more than ever, there is growing recognition that all sectors of society and the economy must work together.

At Vantage Point, we know that community well-being is built with the not-for-profit sector’s active involvement. For us, healthy and sustained not-for-profits are the cornerstone to community resilience and well-being. We work to leverage our sector’s expertise as a pathway to an economic and public policy environment which will build a strong future for British Columbia. We want to re-balance our economy by pulling together as a sector to uncover and amplify the full potential of not-for-profit leadership. There is important work ahead of us. Collaboration is the way in which we will build our sector and further our missions. Inclusive, equitable spaces will ensure positive transformations to break cycles of discrimination. Now is the time to be bold and transform our systems for community good.

Our BOSS conference will address how we can – and do – work together to make these goals a reality. This event is a space for dialogue and game-changing tactics on how not-for-profits can lead positive and lasting community and systemic change. Our themes for 2021 are: Collaboration, Equity, and Transformation.

What will BOSS make possible for the sector?


Two weeks of November will be dedicated to convening thoughtful public dialogue and collaboration between not-for-profit leaders and stakeholders.  Through online engagement, we will catalyze the potential for sector-wide participation in our BOSS 2021 Conference (Saturday, February 27 – Friday, March 5, 2021).

Together we will identify solutions, develop capacity, share resources, and reimagine the conditions which will lead to transformational change in our sector and the communities we serve. Leaders, funders, government representatives, businesses, and more will share dialogue to achieve our planned outcomes of:

  • Building a community of those dedicated to the success of BC’s not-for-profit sector
  • Identifying and advancing key priorities to strengthen the not-for-profit sector

Through broad public engagement and dialogue, BOSS will seek to leverage the sector’s expertise, innovation, and resilience. We would be honoured if you joined us in the conversation.


  1. BOSS series of online events: Thursday, November 19 – Thursday, November 26, 2020
  2. BOSS Conference: Friday, February 27 – Friday, March 5, 2021