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Joan Chalmers

Director of Finance and Operations
With Thrive since 1990

Joan has been in a leadership position with the agency for 32 years. She has served as co-Executive Director for a period of time before taking on the Director of Finance and Operations position. In her position, Joan handles all budgets, monthly and quarterly reporting, funder contracts, human resource related duties as well as facilities-related responsibilities. She wears many hats throughout the day. Joan also works with the Treasurer of the Board and the Board’s Finance Committee to ensure timely budgets and reporting is maintained for the agency.

Our Thrive team acknowledges that our agency stands and works on the unceded Lək̓ʷəŋən territory of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We also acknowledge the five W̱SÁNEĆ communities: W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱,(Tsawout) W̱SIKEM (Tseycum) and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat), as well as the Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, and Pacheedaht Nations and the Spune’laxutth’ (Penelekut) tribe where our work extends. We are committed to acknowledging our relationship with these unceded lands and communities, at staff and Board meetings, and during our hosted events. We encourage the evolving learning and awareness of our staff, Board, and the Thrive community, discovering and striving for meaning and personal connection within each acknowledgement.

Statement of Reconciliation
Charitable Registration Number: 810569277 RR 0001

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