Welcome Dr. Shelley Cook!

We are delighted to introduce the new Executive Director of the Community Social Planning Council – Dr. Shelley Cook!

Shelley brings over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector and a deep commitment to social justice. With a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies from UBC Okanagan and a strong background in housing policy, research, and community development, she is a fantastic fit for our mission.

Shelley’s passion for community-based research, her local connections, and her unwavering commitment to equity and inclusion will be instrumental in our continued efforts to create positive change in the region.

Diana Gibson will remain a driving force within our organization during this transition. Her steadfast dedication and invaluable guidance will be pivotal in facilitating a seamless shift in leadership as she embarks on her next inspiring endeavour as a community leader.

Join us in welcoming Shelley and expressing our gratitude to Diana for her remarkable contributions to the Council.