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Move & Connect Webinar Series
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Benefits of Civic Participation

October 4, 2022 | 1:00 pm PT

When we give back to community, we benefit too! Older generations have valuable knowledge and experiences to share—and participation in civic life can bring health promoting physical, social, and mental activity to their lives. Zahra Esmail, the CEO at Vantage Point, will share her insights on the many benefits of civic participation.

Watch this engaging talk below. Please consider giving us feedback on this webinar after you have watched it!

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Zahra Esmail (She/Her)

Zahra is the CEO at Vantage Point, a not-for-profit organization that exists to support other not-for-profits across BC to increase their knowledge, connections, and impact. She has worked in the sector for 15+ years. She is Chair of the BC Poverty Reduction Advisory Committee, an independent committee that advises government on policy developments related to poverty reduction and prevention. Zahra is on the board of Lookout Foundation and Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society, and is a mentor with Dress for Success’s Professional Women’s Group. Zahra was recognized as one of Business in Vancouver’s Forty Under 40 in 2019 and nominated for the YWCA Women of Distinction Awards in 2022.

With Special Thanks to
Vantage Point

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