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Special Guest Speaker

Shirley Hunter 

Shirley Hunter is a third-generation Victorian who is proud to live in British Columbia. A passionate advocate of the marginalized and of common-sense economic solutions Shirley has worked in community development and property management, and chaired the federal Employment Insurance Appeal Board.

Throughout her career, Shirley has worked with clients whose needs fell in the gap between social services, probation, education, and health. She has assisted neighborhoods in developing local solutions to community problems, and has also worked with resource groups, providing support services to people living in sheltered housing and dealing with mental health and addiction issues.

Shirley has shared her knowledge as a member of The Salvation Army Victoria Advisory Board for several years. In 1988 she was the Founding Director of Crime Stopper Victoria and has since worked with the Greater Victoria Hospital Foundation, BC Women’s Hospital Foundation, the Victoria Foundation and more.