Equity Day – Opening Plenary
Dorla Tune is Vantage Point’s Organizational Consultant who supports and strengthens our training, planning, and consulting services. Dorla has over 20 years’ experience in the not-for-profit sector which spans across multiple provinces and organizations. She started in Ontario where she graduated from McMaster University with a combined Bachelor of Social Work and Sociology degree. Her career began working in women’s shelters and the Children’s Aid Society before taking on her first management role in a settlement organization serving newcomers. After moving to Vancouver in 2008, Dorla continued working in the settlement sector at North Shore Multicultural Society and MOSAIC. She continued expanding her leadership skills with the community impact work with the United Way and as a Director at Kiwassa Neighbourhood House.
Dorla values building relationships and strategically connecting people and support equity-seeking groups and communities to collectively work with their strengths to move forward. Dorla is passionate about community development, social justice, and equity. With her diverse experiences within the sector, Dorla brings important skills to the team such as cross-sector relationship management, convening, facilitation, and senior leadership experience. She cares about relationships from an authentic, personal point of view. “It is critical to understand what is important to people by not just listening, but also taking in the larger contextual circumstances that are impacting their daily lives.”