Dara Parker is a visionary leader with an impressive track record of bringing Vancouver’s diverse communities together. I am consistently impressed by her unwavering commitment to building a sustainable economy, growing social justice movements, and connecting social profit organizations with businesses and community. Dara is an ideal fit for the Vancity Board of Directors; I hope you will join me in voting for her.
— Joel Solomon, Renewal Funds, Partner
Dara has the governance experience, integrity, and commitment to community that will make her an exceptional Vancity director. She has demonstrated strong leadership qualities during her four years as Executive Director of QMUNITY and will make a great contribution to Vancity’s values, vision, and community impact.
— Katrina Pacey, Executive Director of Pivot Legal Society
Dara Parker is without a doubt a passionate, responsible and ethical community leader. She has a well-rounded mix of skills and experiences that make her an excellent candidate for Vancity’s Board of Directors. As a member of Vancity Credit Union, I recommend her without reservation.
— Paul Taylor, Executive Director of Gordon Neighbourhood House
One word to describe Dara? Integrity. She has the heart of her community in mind in all that she does and I appreciate her commitment to good governance, community development and strategic planning. Dara is the candidate we can all be proud to endorse.
— Jessica Wood, Gitxan Tsimshian Artist
Dara Parker is a savvy, creative and dedicated community leader. Her strategic mind, straightforward approach and deep governance experience position her her to make a unique contribution to Vancity’s board of directors.
— Lynda Gerty, Public Engagement Manager David Suzuki Foundation, President of the Board of ArtStarts in Schools, Certified Executive Coach
Dara is a well-respected community leader. She is passionate about social justice, diversity and equality. It’s been a pleasure to work with her as the Executive Director of QMUNITY and I know she would be a great asset to the Vancity Board of Directors.
— Adam Palmer, Chief Constable, Vancouver Police Department
Dara Parker is the kind of leader our community always seeks out: intelligent, focused, passionate and considerate. As a longstanding Vancity member for both my own finances and my business’s it excites me to know that Dara’s level of expertise, forward-thinking and open-dialogue leadership is quite possibly in our board’s near future.
— Dave Deveau, Award Winning Playwright for Zee Zee Theatre, Alter-ego Peach Cobblah (Drag Queen extraordinaire!)
Dara Parker is a community leader who has shown incredible vision and competence to building strong organizations that make a demonstrable difference in the lives of often-marginalized people. She has done so in the context of difficult economic times and despite sometimes fractious communities. She currently works at Qmunity and has demonstrated an impressive ability in that organization to be welcoming across difference. Her voice will make a welcome addition to the Vancity Board of Directors - I am proud to support her candidacy!
— barbara findlay, QC, LGBTQ Lawyer
We need Dara’s leadership. A visionary and pragmatic thinker, Dara brings diversity, social justice and equity values with her. She will inspire further social innovation at Vancity through her fresh insights and unique perspective.
— Coro Strandberg, Past Vancity Chair and transformational and social purpose business expert