Nancy Cardozo is the Vice President of Development at Junior Achievement of British Columbia and a graduate of Carleton University’s Master of Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership program.

How has your sector adapted since the COVID crisis started?

COVID-19 has forced social profit organizations to adapt and accelerate their innovations, mainly by transitioning from in-person to online services. The sector had been lagging behind others in terms of technology. Sector after sector, all of us have been impacted by COVID, and online service is becoming the new channel to provide social services.

Can you explain a success story in terms of adapting to the COVID-19 crisis in your sector?

Anne Tower, Executive Director, of Adoptive Families Association of BC, on which many children and families rely, said, “The pandemic accelerated our plans of providing all our services online. Today, families across the province can access our full range of services and supports.” And Jenny Marsh, President of the VPL Foundation said, “For us, COVID-19 meant closing our doors for in-person operations and pivoting to online programs. More recently an Indigenous storytelling event had more than 900 attendants online, locally and from all over the world.” The VPL is the Vancouver Public Library and hosts nearly 5,000 programs for children, youth and adults annually.

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Monday, October 5, 2020 in
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