Vancouver and Coastal Community Board in action

Our Vancouver and Coastal Community Board has donated $13.7 million since 2005 to 1,094 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

How we made a difference in 2022


Budget allocated


Local charities

Christina Anthony (Chair)

Vice President, Director, Portfolio Manager, and Investment Advisor at Odlum Brown. 

Prior to joining Odlum Brown, Christina was a Portfolio Manager with Goldman Sachs in Seattle and with Goldman Sachs in New York where she traded Investment Grade Corporate Bonds, and spent two years in Investment Banking, helping companies in the northeast raise money for acquisitions. Christina holds her Bachelor of Commerce, Finance degree from the University of British Columbia.

Christina is the Founder and Chair Emeritus of Forum for Women Entrepreneurs of BC (FWE BC), a non-profit organization that has mentored and educated women entrepreneurs across Canada over the past 16 years. She is currently the Chair of the VGH & UBC Hospital Foundation Board and was formerly on the Board of Governors for Capilano University.

In 2015, Christina was the recipient of the Top Under 40 Award by the Investment Industry Association of Canada for her outstanding achievements in money management. In 2011, Christina was honoured with the YWCA Women of Distinction Award in the Community Building category and she received the Association of Women in Finance Community Legacy Award. Christina received the University of British Columbia's Outstanding Young Alumnus Award in 2008, and was named one of Canada's Top 40 Under 40™ in 2007. In 2006, Christina was named one of Canada's Most Powerful Top 100 Women in the Champions category by the Women's Executive Network and the Globe and Mail, and was a finalist for Business in Vancouver's Influential Women in Business Awards. In 2002, Business in Vancouver named Christina one of the Top 40 Under 40 in BC.

Christina grew up in Richmond and currently lives with her husband, Matthew, and four children in Vancouver.

Patrick Barron (Vice Chair)

Vice President, Corporate Citizenship & Community Affairs

Mary Ackenhusen

Senior Healthcare Executive, Freelance

Caleigh Amelio

Senior Community Investment Manager, TELUS

Deborah Baker

Executive Director, Aboriginal Mother Centre Society

Dee Brown

Director, Community Giving, TELUS

Inez Cook

Owner of Salmon n'Bannock Bistro

John DeHart

Co-Founder, Nurse Next Door

Dr. Caitlin Dunne

Co-Director & Partner, Pacific Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of the British Columbia Medical Journal

Shari Gale

Vice President, Future Friendly Home, TELUS

Manjit Kang

President, Sunshine Coast TELUS Community Ambassadors

Lynn Kanuka

Coach, Olympic Medalist, Entrepreneur

Tracey McVicar

Managing Partner, CAI Capital Partners

Cybele Negris

Co-Founder & CEO, Webnames

Ramneek Padda

Associate General Counsel, Legal Services, TELUS (Board Secretary)

Jatinder Rai

President & CEO, Response Marketing

Bob Rennie

President & CEO, Rennie & Associates Realty Ltd.

Anuja Varshney

Community Champion

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