Jane has a Higher National Diploma (HND) in business studies, College of West London and courses in public sector management at UVic and in public relations, leadership, and team building. She has completed the Dealing with Conflict, Mediation and Negotiation workshops at the Justice Institute.
Jane is a partner in Urban Aspects. She has over 25 years experience in direct social service delivery, the last 19 of which were as the Executive Director of the Victoria Cool Aid Society – a large non-profit service agency. She is also a business owner providing services to seniors and is on contract with the registrar for assisted living and a board member of Seniors Serving Seniors.
During her years at Cool Aid, Jane was involved in: managing change as a result of constant growth, changing government policies, complex funding mechanisms, innovative and entrepreneurial approaches to alternative service delivery; developing new services that were sensitive to community and client needs through a community development process and in collaboration with other agencies, multiple government ministries and funders; building community and organizational capacity that was sustainable and allowed for constant change and challenge.
Since joining Urban Aspects in 2004 as a consultant, Jane has undertaken a number of projects in the areas of assisted living /housing, homelessness, community development and non profit sector business plans.
Over the years, she has also been an active volunteer in the community. She served for 6 years on the board of the BC Non Profit Housing Association, on the Minister’s Advisory Committee for Affordable Housing for 7 years, as well as on the City of Victoria Social and Housing Committees for a total of 9 years.
Other board involvement includes: Shelter Net BC, CEDCO’s Housing Trust Advisory, and the Victoria Steering Committee on Homelessness representing Housing Providers.
Jane has been invited to participate in numerous federal, provincial and local task forces and advisories.