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SVM2020 – Speaker Profile – Mayor Lisa Helps & Mayor Josie Osborne

Social Value Matters 2020

Speaker Profiles

Mayor Lisa Helps & Mayor Josie Osborne


This September, Social Value Canada is convening Social Value International’s #SVM2020 conference virtually from Toronto. We’re thrilled to announce Josie Osborne, the Mayor of Tofino, B.C., and Lisa Helps, the Mayor of Victoria, B.C., as two featured contributors.

Josie Osborne is the Mayor of Tofino, on Vancouver Island. Voted in 2015 by Trip Advisor as the 8th best destination in Canada, Tofino is known for its booming tourism economy. The challenge is that tourism stresses the environment and creates housing and overall affordability issues for local residents. Since becoming mayor, Ms. Osborne has begun to address these challenges by creating more open and collaborative government. She is a strong believer in community-driven economic development.

As Mayor of Victoria, British Columbia since 2014, Lisa Helps was elected on a campaign to address homelessness, affordable housing, and voter frustration over delayed government projects. Ms. Helps has also worked on addressing pressing issues such as climate change and growing social isolation and loneliness, especially among youth and seniors. As mayor, she takes inspiration from the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

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Early Bird Tickets available here