In 1995, a group of compassionate and like-minded business people and I founded a non-profit called Canadian Business for Social Responsibility. It is still active today, supporting progressive organizations that want to align their business with their values and operate in a way that contributes positively to people, the community, and the planet.
Also, in the mid 1990s, I volunteered for a remarkable non-profit called Tradeworks Training Society. This was a construction trades training and job placement organization supporting people in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside.
In 2007, I started as a volunteer Board member with Compassionate Eye Foundation – an enterprising non-profit which funds education, health and economic development programs in developing countries through the sale of stock photography images. Fifteen years later, it is still going strong.
I believe every human wants to make a contribution, they are just waiting to find the opportunity and to be asked!