Victoria Community Board in action

Our Victoria Community Board has donated $4.65 million since 2007 to 435 grassroots projects, charities and organizations.

How we made a difference in 2020


Budget allocated


Local charities

Mel Cooper (Chairman)

President, Melco Management Ltd., Member, Order of Canada and Order of British Columbia

A member of TELUS’ corporate board for 15 years, Mel Cooper has been guiding the TELUS Victoria Community Board as chair since 2007. His community leadership roles include the 1986 World’s Fair in Vancouver and the Victoria Commonwealth Games. During his 56-year broadcasting career, Mel was named BC Broadcast Citizen of the Year, BC Broadcaster of the Year, and was President of the BC Association of Broadcasters. Mel is a former Honourary Director and Special Advisor to the David Foster Foundation. He is also the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce, Victoria’s Leadership Awards and the United Way of Greater Victoria.

Marshall Berkin (Vice Chair)

Vice President, Product Marketing, TELUS

Kathy Baan

Senior Community Affairs Manager, TELUS

Shaye Draper

General Manager, Vancouver Island, TELUS

Scott Dutchak

Vice President, Corporate Real Estate, Sustainability and Environment, TELUS

Bob Hope

President, TELUS Community Ambassadors Club

Susan Iles

Executive Leadership Healthcare & Community

Tony Joe

Principal, The PRIME Real Estate Team, RE/MAX Camosun

Paul Latour

CEO, HeroWork Program Society

Kelly Mann

Retired Sport Executive

Carissa McCart

Director, TELUS Studios

Lori McLeod

Executive Director, Eldercare Foundation

Kate Moran

President & CEO, Ocean Networks Canada

Jennifer Sung

Senior Counsel, Legal Services, TELUS (Board Secretary)

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