Posted on May 15th,2020

Community Living BC (CLBC) welcomes John Stinson who will begin his duties as Vice President, Regional Operations on June 15, 2020.

“It is a thrill to introduce John as the newest member of our Executive team,” said CLBC CEO Ross Chilton. “He comes to us from the Alberta government where he has been a collaborative, consensus-building leader in disability services as well as other sectors. We will benefit greatly from his leadership experience and personal commitment to our work.”

John is currently Assistant Deputy Minister for Disabilities, Inclusion and Accessibility Division of Alberta Community and Social Services. He has been in this role since 2017 and responsible for the oversight of the department’s disabilities support, income support and employment training programs. He has also been responsible for statutory oversight of legislation and worked closely with the Delivery Services Division to ensure that program policy is integrated into program operations.

Prior to this he worked as Chief Executive Officer of Manitoba Liquor and Lotteries, CEO of the Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority, Vice-President of Acute Care and Planning with South Eastman Health, and had roles within Manitoba Health and Manitoba’s Treasury Board Secretariat. John started his career as an outreach worker in Winnipeg’s community services sector and spent 17 years working in the fight against HIV/AIDS.

“I’m humbled and honoured to have the opportunity to work with an organization that walks its talk by engaging British Columbians who are living with developmental and intellectual disabilities and their families in program and service planning,” says John. “I look forward to doing my part to support and strengthen this approach and will do my best to live up to CLBC’s standard of excellence.”

John takes pride in being transparent, accountable and authentic in his communication style and is committed to working collaboratively with individuals, families, service providers and community groups.

He will replace retiring Vice President Lynn Davies, who has served in this role since 2015, and prior to that in the roles of Director and Manager since CLBC’s formation in 2005. Lynn will remain with CLBC as an advisor until the end of September 2020 to support the transition and CLBC’s ongoing COVID-19 response and recovery efforts.

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