Incorporated as a Society in 1991 and now in its 22nd year, BCANDS is governed by an elected, volunteer Board of Directors who receive no remuneration / honorarium for their governance services. Representatives serving on the BCANDS Board of Directors are located across British Columbia from both urban and Aboriginal communities.
The BCANDS Board of Directors meets quarterly or as needed, in order to receive accurate and up-to-date knowledge and information on organizational activities, while ensuring the fiscally responsible, transparent, comprehensive and relevant operations of the Society which is demanded and expected by our clients, our membership and our funding partners.
Current BCANDS Board of Directors
Mr. Frazer Smith President
Mr. Stephen Lytton Vice-President
Ms. Ruby Reid Secretary / Treasurer
Ms. Trudy Spiller Director
Ms. Anna Sayward Director
In addition to our dedicated Board of Directors, BCANDS is very privileged to enjoy the support of the following Honorary Patrons who are committed to the betterment of the lives of Aboriginal persons with disabilities in British Columbia:
BCANDS Honorary Patrons
Chief Andy Thomas – Esquimalt First Nation
The Late George Watts – Tseshaht First Nation
Chief Simon Lucas – Hesquiat First Nation
Grand Chief Ed John – Tl’Azt’en First Nation
Rick Hansen – C.C. OBC.
Diana Fowler LeBlanc – C.C., B.S.W., D.U.
BCANDS would also like to acknowledge the dedication and hard work performed by Ian Hinksman, Mike Touchie and the rest of first BCANDS Board of Directors. Collectively they took the dream of an organization dedicated to assisting Aboriginal persons living with a disability and made that dream into a reality. You, your work and your efforts are not forgotten and reflected in the work that we do. Thank you!