<div style="line-height: 20px;">Chair, Vancity Board of Directors<br><span style="font-size:13px;">Canada</span></div>
As a progressive lawyer and educator, Anita sees her role and service on Vancity’s Board of Directors as a continuation of over two decades of work on systemic change on social and economic justice issues. Called to the Ontario bar in 1988 and the BC bar in 1990, Anita has practiced law through her own firm for over 20 years, with a special focus on human rights, labour, freedom of information and protection of privacy. She is one of the founding members and president of the Galiano Loan Fund Society, a not-for-profit organization that addresses access to capital and affordable housing, and provides loan guarantees for community-based initiatives. Anita received her MA in political science from the University of Toronto and studied law at Osgoode Hall Law School at York University. She was the interim director of human resources and labour relations at Vancouver Community College and has taught in the labour, political science and women’s studies departments at Capilano College. She offers educational services through her practice, including advice and training on respectful workplace issues, policy revisions and mediation.
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