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Registration Contact:

Donna Francis 
Board Voice Society of BC

Event Information Contact:

Doug Hayman


Friday November 22, 2013 at 8:30 AM PST
Saturday November 23, 2013 at 12:30 PM PST

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Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 
7551 Westminster Highway
Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
604. 273.7878
Reservations:  1.800.663.0299


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5th Annual Conference and AGM

A Province that Works for Everyone

November 22, 2013
Registration: 9:00am
Conference: 10:00am - 9:00pm
 November 23, 2013
Continental Breakfast: 7:00am
AGM/Conference: 8:30 - 12:30pm

 Make this an important event for your board this year.
You won't be disappointed!

You are cordially invited to the
of the year
in British Columbia  

This year's theme, 'A Province that Works For Everyone,' will focus on building stronger boards, more visionary community development and a framework for social policy in BC.

The Program this year is sure to be energizing for everyone, with an exciting line-up of speakers and a premiere workshop:
  • SPEAKERS  - MSD NDP Critic, Michelle Mungall; and Green Party MLA, Andrew Weaver will bring political perspectives to the conference.  Faye Wightman will reflect on her years in the forefront of philanthropy in Canada and on the development of the non-profit sector in BC.  Also in attendance is Leann Wagner, Executive Director of the Strategic Policy Initiatives Branch for Alberta Human Services, from the Alberta government who will discuss how that province went about developing a social policy framework passed into law in February of this year.  As Board Voice has taken on the task of promoting such a framework for BC, we expect this to be very helpful in understanding the road ahead. 
  • WORKSHOP - "Governing for What Matters" - Hildy Gottlieb, of Creating the Future organization,  (See information below)
The Board of Board Voice hopes you will take this opportunity to find out more about what's going on and the role you can play in this work. 

See you there!


Conference Participants:  We encourage boards to send at least one representative, although we'll be happy to welcome as many as you wish to send.  Bring your ED!

 Both member and non-member agencies are welcome!

Registration Fees:
$200.00 Members (extended to 3rd November)
  $225.00 NON-members (extended to 3rd November)
$250.00 - Members (to 12th November)
   $275.00 - NON-members (to 12th November)
**BANQUET ONLY - $75.00** for registrants dinner guest
 Online Registration CLOSES 12th November - CALL 250.480.7387 to register
 - Members $300.00 and NON-members $350.00 (after 12th November)

Registration Fee Includes:
- Break refreshments
- Buffet Lunch and Dinner Banquet on Friday
- Light Breakfast on Saturday
- PLUS the workshop, guest speakers, and more....

Register Now!

The last day to cancel registration and receive a full refund is November 01, 2013. After this date, registrants who cancel OR do not attend will remain responsible for payment of the full registration fee and will be invoiced as needed. Registrations are transferrable.  Please call the office to have name changed.
PLEASE NOTE: Credit Card payment is not accepted at the door.

Not a member?

Join Board Voice NOW and REGISTER at MEMBER rates! 

Go to Board to download Application Form 
Please call - 250.480.7387, email or fax 250.480.7396 
to inform us that you have applied for membership.

Conference & AGM Highlights - Programs and Speakers

FRIDAY, Nov. 22rd - Conference

  • Keynote Speakers - Faye Wightman, Consultant and former CEO of Vancouver Foundation; Michelle Mungall, NDP Critic for MSD; Andrew Weaver, MLA Green Party; representative of Alberta government on social policy
  • Buffet Lunch provided
  • "GOVERNING FOR WHAT MATTERS" - Training workshop with Hildy Gottlieb (see presentation description below) 
  • Rural and Northern Caucus
  • Reception- no host bar
  • Banquet - Music by Mark Fortin - There is no additional cost for the banquet for conference registrants; however confirmation of attendance is required.  Partner/ spouse/guest joining you at the banquet - the fee is $75.00. 
    Dinner speaker - Hildy Gottlieb and Doug Hayman 


  • Continental Breakfast
  • AGM, election of Directors
  • Keynote Speaker  - Steve MacDonald, Deputy Minister of Human Services, Alberta goverment represenative on Social Policy Framework.
  • Conversation Cafe   

Accommodation & Travel - Venue - Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel 

You must make your own hotel bookings/travel arrangements and cover these costs in accordance with the policies of your own organization.  As special rate for rooms is being extended to 4:00 pm, Thursday, November 7, 2013 as long as rooms are available.  To ensure a room at the special price, it is advised that you book your room as soon as possible. 

Parking at the hotel is free for registered conference participants.  You will be provided with the link to register your vehicle in the confirmation message, as well as in the follow-up email - please watch for it.  Should the link not work, please copy the url address and paste into your web browser.

Accommodation Reservations:  1-800-663-0299

Identify yourself as being with the Board Voice Society to qualify for special rate, which includes FREE guestroom internet:

$132.00 for Traditional King or Queen - sgl/dbl
$162.00 for Club King - sgl/db 
$172.00 for Junior Suite - sgl/dbl 
$212.00 for Executive Suite - sgl/dbl 

This hotel is a smoke free hotel.  Restaurants on property that are not operated by the hotel may not participate in the smoke free policy.  To protect the smoke free environment, the hotel will post a $200 cleaning fee to the account of any quests who smoke in their guest room.  

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MEMBER AGENCY Travel Assistance:

Board Voice is committed to full participation by organizations from across British Columbia.  As in other years, we expect to have available a limited travel subsidy for member organizations from outside Metro Vancouver who require assistance in order to participate (one subsidy per agency).

Subsidy availability depends on fund-raising.  Last year, subsidies of up to $300 were granted due to a number of larger agencies who provded grants to the Bringing Us Together Fund.  Our sincere thanks to those agencies who supported our members last year. 

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Hildy Gottlieb is co-founder and Chief Boundary Pusher at Creating the Future, a nonprofit living laboratory for accomplishing social change.  A social scientist, activist, teacher, TEDx speaker and serial social entrepreneur, Hildy co-founded the world’s first Diaper Bank, sparking the diaper banking movement across North America.  Hildy is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post and the Chronicle of Philanthropy, where she hosts the Making Change podcast, and she is the author of several books, including her most recent The Pollyanna Principles: Reinventing 'Nonprofit Organizations' to Create the Future of Our World.  Learn more about Hildy and Creating the Future at 

Governing for What Matters  During this high energy, interactive session, Hildy will lead us to examine the power of governors to use conversation as a tool for creating healthy, vibrant and humane communities. Learn how to talk with confidence and enthusiasm about your organization's work, and how those simple conversations can build stronger communities.

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If you have questions about Board Voice Society of BC ( or the 2013 Conference and AGM, please contact Doug Hayman at 250.480.7381 or email: