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Vancity Credit Union Manager of Sustainability, Business Continuity, Emergency Planning and Environmental Sustainability

Anthonia Ogundele

Anthonia Ogundele, is the Manager of Sustainability, Business Continuity, Emergency Planning and Environmental Sustainability at Vancity Credit Union. In her present role, Anthonia’s team divides focus between the organizational resilience of Vancity, through their business continuity program and ensuring the organization remains in integrity with their environmental commitments through overseeing their GHG accounting processes and employee engagement.

 

As a trained planner, Anthonia has a passion for cities and engaging communities. She was on the board of the Coal Harbour Residents Association and was a member of the North East False Creek Stewardship Committee, igniting the re-imaging on Hogan’s Alley. In 2016 she turned a storefront facing closet into the Cheeky Proletariat, located on Carrall street, which is

an accessible and inclusive space for the free expression of all people.  Since it was launched, 22 “creatively inclined” individuals have presented projects.

Now, on a leave of absence, Anthonia is leveraging the cooperative model to build economic

resilience through youth empowerment by partnering with Solid State Industries (https://www.solidstateindustries.com/) to incubate a black youth cooperative called the Ethọ́s

Lab Project (www.ethoslab.space). Through the Ethọ́s Lab Project she is hoping to inspire a

legacy of black leadership as well as answer the question: ”what might place/space making look like when you centre the humanity of the black experience?”