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Our Workplace Culture Welcomes Everyone

We live our values, ensuring that everyone on our team is engaged, respected, and supported in their work. Solutions-focused and forward-thinking, we ground our work in advancing equity, promoting social justice, anti-racism, and Truth and Reconciliation, and championing public health.

Our Values


We are true to our values, and our words, actions, and behaviours align.


We are fully accountable to the publics we serve, partners, funders, donors, and each other.


We are open and honest with our public, partners, funders, donors, and each other.


We believe in respectful, mutually beneficial, and authentic relationships and partnerships.


We encourage and undertake transformative work.


We are kind, considerate, and open-minded in how we approach our work and with each other.

Current Openings

It’s an Exciting Time to Join our Board!

Are you passionate about health equity?
Do you want to address the determinants of health?
Do you want to make an impact toward ending the toxic drug poisoning crisis?
Are you looking for an opportunity to help rebuild community resiliency and address the societal consequences of the pandemic?

Pacific Public Health Foundation (PPHF) is a long-standing public health charity that has undergone significant changes and growth, including a recent rebrand and launch of a new name. Over the last few years, it became increasingly clear that we need strong public health programs, research, services, leadership, and advocacy for community health and societal well-being, and even more clear that public health investment is a prerequisite for positive health. We help attract the necessary public health investment required for building and sustaining healthy and resilient communities. We are making a positive impact on public health in BC, and our Board of Directors is committed to advancing our purpose.

The Board’s Role

The Board is responsible for providing financial, legal, and risk oversight and working with the CEO on strategic direction, priority-setting, and high-level vision for the organization. Currently, the Board is made up of seven directors, with two Officer roles: Chair and Secretary-Treasurer.

Director terms consist of three years, renewable once. In addition to the AGM, the Board of Directors meets four times a year, with ad hoc meetings as needed. Meetings are held in Vancouver or by Zoom, Monday-Fridays. It is expected that those interested will devote the time to being an engaged Director.

The Board currently has two sub-committees: the Finance and Audit Committee and the Governance and Nominations Committee. Participation in a sub-committee is an expectation of an engaged Director.

The Organization

Pacific Public Health Foundation (PPHF) is an independent, non-governmental organization; the only charity in BC actively fundraising for public health initiatives, with and in support of our partners throughout the province. We are a leader in public health philanthropy; engaging and investing in innovative, collaborative, equity-driven and evidence-based initiatives that have an immediate impact on the health of people in BC.

By convening, collaborating, and leveraging relationships with partners, PPHF supports and implements programs and projects grounded in the most pressing public health priorities, to drive innovative research, practice, and policy solutions that advance population health outcomes.

PPHF works with partners across all areas of public health, from the provincial to local level, including the BC Centre for Disease Control, regional health authorities, and communities, to improve population health and make a difference in communities where, how, and when they need it the most. A unique, collaborative, and nimble role allows PPHF to bring together philanthropy, funding, partnerships, engagement, and advocacy to advance a healthier, safer, and more equitable future for all.

Board Director Opportunity

We are seeking Directors with the following skills and interests:

  1. A commitment to supporting programs and projects that benefit the health of British Columbians, by building an effective and responsive public health system and fostering community resiliency.
  2. A commitment to health equity; Indigenous Rights, and Truth and Reconciliation; and actions on the determinants of health.
  3. Demonstrated experience as a Board Director or in a relevant position with a registered charity or related experience.
  4. Knowledge of non-profit legislation and practices and compliance requirements.
  5. Understanding of Board governance.
  6. Experience leading or working on committees and a general understanding of public health and the public health sector.
  7. Experience in one or more of the following areas: fund development; business, and community development.
  8. Strong community connections and a willingness to connect our organization to those who may help support it.
  9. A passion for engaging people and improving population health, while advancing equity and the health and well-being of our communities.

The Director duties are to provide:

  1. Governance and oversight of the organization, including:
    Financial oversight, approval of the annual operating budget, and approval of the audited financial statements.
    • Policy oversight for board-governed policies.
  2. Direction- and priority-setting for the development of the strategic plan.
  3. Leadership for the CEO as they implement the strategic plan.
  4. Monitoring of the organization’s progress towards achieving established goals.
  5. Oversight and evaluation of the CEO.
  6. Willingness to act as an ambassador and promote the organization’s purpose, vision, brand, and fundraising activities through networking and connections.

How to Apply

We believe in equity, diversity, and inclusion and that our Board should reflect the diversity of British Columbia and the communities we serve. We encourage applications from persons of all sexual orientations and genders, Indigenous Peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, and others with the skills, knowledge, and passion to bring to our work.

Interested Individuals are invited to submit a letter of application and CV to info@pphf.ca.

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