Janice Abbott

Chief Executive Officer, Atira Women’s Society Resource Centre

Janice Abbott

Chief Executive Officer, Atira Women’s Society Resource Centre

Biography

As the CEO of Atira Women’s Resource Society, Janice conceived of and launched Atira Property Management Inc. in 2002 in an effort to earn money to help support Atira’s not-for-profit mission; to support women and children affected by violence. Janice was recognized by BC Business Magazine as among BC’s Most Influential Women in Not-for-Profit, Culture & Media in 2015. She is described by the Vancouver Sun as one of Canada’s leading social entrepreneurs and in 2010 was awarded the Ernst & Young Social Entrepreneur of the Year award. She has been the CEO of Atira since 1992 and led the organization as it grew from a single transition house to a large, multi-service agency with more than a dozen programs and 16 non-market housing sites across the Lower Mainland. All of Janice’s work is driven by her passion to eliminate violence against women and children.

Sessions

Socially Hearted, Commercially Minded

May 9, 2016
1:00 pm-2:30 pm
Trinity 1