CPAWS-BC Executive Director

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Executive Director
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society – British Columbia (CPAWS-BC)


Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society, British Columbia (CPAWS-BC) is located on the unceded territory of the səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations, and works on the lands and waters of the 198 First Nations that make up what is now British Columbia.

CPAWS-BC is a non-profit, grassroots-based organization that is exclusively dedicated to protecting public lands, freshwater, and ocean. CPAWS-BC works to safeguard large parks, protected areas and wildlife corridors – places like Tatshenshini, Muskwa Kechika, South Okanagan-Similkameen, Gwaii Haanas, and the Scott Islands.

CPAWS-BC is committed to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion within every aspect of its work. As a conservation organization, CPAWS-BC has a responsibility to decolonize its work and to ensure that it is supporting Indigenous Peoples to identify, create, and manage protected areas and ecosystems.


Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director is responsible for the leadership and management of a progressive and evolving conservation non-profit. The Executive Director has oversight of operations including staff leadership, financial sustainability, as well as the coordination of the day-to-day operations, fund development, programming, and services in alignment with the organizational strategic priorities. The Executive Director builds and maintains strong relationships with Indigenous partners, Board, staff, funders, donors, the CPAWS national office and fellow CPAWS chapters, government agencies and the broader community with a commitment to achieve outcomes that are inclusive, and mission-driven.

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