HSABC Annual General Meeting

11:00 AM, November 16, 2022

Join us for the Homelessness Services Association of BC’s virtual Annual General Meeting, with keynote speaker John Harvey reflecting on his career in homelessness services and thoughts about the impact on the Right to Housing on our sector. This event is open to all HSABC Full and Associate Members. However, in accordance with HSABC’s By-Laws, only Full Members in good standing are “entitled to one (1) vote on matters for determination by the Members” at the AGM. The AGM package, along with detailed voting instructions, will be provided to registered attendees on or after November 3rd, 2022.

John Harvey is a 35-year veteran of the not-for-profit sector who has dedicated his career to caring for at-risk youth and vulnerable families.

Recently retired, John was the Chief Program Officer for Covenant House for 18.5 years. During his time with CHV, he has served on various advisory committees and Boards. John was past-Chair of both ShelterNet BC and the Greater Vancouver Shelter Strategy. He also served as a member of the Reaching Home Metro-Vancouver Community Advisory Board. John was appointed to the National Housing Council in 2021 and is the Chair of the sub-committee exploring The Right to Adequate Housing in Canada.

John is a graduate of Lakehead University (BA) and Athabasca University (MBA). He brings a unique lived experience that has shaped his worldview. As a youth, he spent several years living in West Africa. During his time in Africa, he first understood the importance of service to others and the common values that bind all of humankind. John later returned to West Africa to volunteer at a desert hospital, where he met his wife. John and his family live in the Metro Vancouver area. He is a member of the Dokis First Nation in Ontario.