Test With 20 years of experience in community economic development (CED) and co-operatives, she has worked in northern, rural, and urban communities in many parts of Canada. Prior to joining SCA, she held several positions with CBC focusing on communications, managed a small non-profit in BC, and coordinated a two-year, Saskatchewan-wide multicultural youth project that reached 2,000 young people in 20 communities. The project led to policy changes in Saskatchewan high school curriculum and in ethno-cultural and multicultural groups. While Program Officer at SCA, Victoria worked with hundreds of youth, educating them about co-operatives, and building their teamwork, leadership, and communication skills. Victoria is a District Council Delegate of Affinity Credit Union. She sat on the Board of Directors of the Canadian CED Network for 12 years, serving as Treasurer for several years and she continues to serve on their Finance and Audit Committee. She is former Chair and a founding member of both Canada's Emerging Co-operators Committee of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada and the Emerging Leaders Committee of the Canadian CED Network. She also served on the boards of Co-operatives and Mutuals Canada and Core Neighbourhood Youth Co-op. Victoria holds a Master of Business Administration in CED from Cape Breton University, with a specialization in Strategic Leadership. Her Master's research focused on youth involvement in Irish credit unions, and it has subsequently been published as a book by the Canadian Centre for the Study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan. She is involved in several performing and visual arts endeavors, and when not at the office, can be found playing with fire, sparkles, clay, and pyrotechnics.
Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org
Level Allied Members
Start Date January 1, 1970
Work in Remote? Yes
Expertise Development, Incorporation, Strategic Planning, Management
Services Co-op Development, Policy Orientation, Strategic Planning
Company Saskatchewan Co-operative Association