BCNPHA welcomes new Policy DirectorPosted
Marika Albert has over 17 years of research and management experience in the non-profit and public sector and is widely known as a passionate advocate for social planning, poverty reduction, and affordable housing for all. Before coming to the BCNPHA, Marika was the Executive Director for the Community Social Planning Council of Greater Victoria where she led research and engaged in collaborative community development initiatives, housing affordability and homelessness, poverty reduction and prevention strategies, and social policy. She has extensive experience in leading and facilitating broadly-based community engagement processes. She worked at BC Stats as a Research Analyst from 2007-2011, and as a youth worker, worked with street-involved youth in downtown Vancouver in the late 1990s, early 2000s. Marika served on the board of the Together Against Poverty Society in Victoria, was instrumental in the Point-in-Time count in Victoria, and has been a long-time volunteer as a co-director of a theatre company for children on the autism spectrum.
Marika received her Masters of Arts in Sociology from Simon Fraser University in 2006, but she acknowledges that singing in a punk band in the 90s was also extremely valuable public education for her.
Welcome to the team, Marika!
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