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Dara Parker, Executive Director

Dara joined SVP Vancouver as Executive Director in April, 2016. She has a background in community planning and over 15 years of experience working in non-profits and local government.

In the beginning of her career, Dara worked in international development and travelled to more than 50 countries, spanning five continents. Her CIDA-funded youth engagement work in Lesotho (Southern Africa), inspired her to return to pursue a Masters in Planning at The University of British Columbia, with a focus on how to build inclusive cities.

A skilled public speaker who is regularly asked to comment on current issues, Dara has been featured on Global BC, CTV, CBC, CKNW, The Globe and Mail, The National Post, The Vancouver Sun, The Georgia Straight, and The Vancouver Courier.

Dara volunteered as Co-President of the United Nations Association in Canada Vancouver Board from 2008-2015, promoting public engagement on global issues.

Get in touch with Dara: dara@svpvancouver.org