Barb McMillan - Board Chair
Barbara McMillan has worked in social and organizational development, and grant-making for over 25 years and currently is Community Foundations of Canada's Director of Regional Strategies, as well as National Consultant on Youth in Philanthropy.
Barbara also teaches grant and proposal writing at BCIT, and writes and presents on topics such as youth engagement, organizational storytelling, governance, planning, and leadership.
is working at learning more about network effectiveness, complexity management, speaking Spanish, and growing roses, and is an obsessive composter.
is committed to social justice and fostering caring communities, and to lively engagement in environmental awareness and action.
She holds a BA in Communications from Simon Fraser University and a Master of Management Degree (National Voluntary Sector Leaders) from McGill University.
In addition to PLAN Institute, Barbara serves on the boards of Vancity Community Foundation, and SPARKS Canada (Students Providing Aid, Relief and Kind Services); as well as the advisory board of Youthscape.
three children bring her
immense joy, her
dogs keep her
running and hiking on North Shore trails, and her
spirit of adventure keeps her
traveling to new destinations, meeting amazing people, and exploring new ideas.