Community Living BCLast Wednesday, June 25, Community Living BC (CLBC) announced the appointment of a new CEO, Ms. Seonag Macrae. CLBC is the Crown agency that funds associations, such as posAbilities, that provide services to adults with developmental disabilities in BC.

The Board of Directors at CLBC undertook a comprehensive national search over the past several months in search for a new CEO. Ms. Macrae will be the new CEO effective August 11. She is a seasoned executive with extensive experience working in the Ontario and British Columbia human services sector.

Ms. Macrae’s recent Ontario experience spans large academic hospitals such as the Hospital for Sick Children and a multi-service community agency, WoodGreen Community Services. She is also the Vice-chair of the Board of Directors at Greater Toronto’s Surrey Place Center, a large provider of services to individuals with developmental disabilities and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Earlier, in British Columbia, Ms. Macrae worked for six years at the BC Children’s Hospital and almost 12 years at the BC Institute of Technology where she travelled the province extensively. She received her BSN from UBC and holds an MS (Nursing) from the University of Portland and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School of Business. With her return to British Columbia, she brings a passion for helping vulnerable people realize their full potential and a particular skill of developing networks and partnerships as part of the process of building inclusive communities.

Inclusion BC Executive Director, Faith Bodnar states, “CLBC plays a critical role in how families and people with developmental disabilities are included in their community. An important part of that role is how it partners with our movement, including families, people with developmental disabilities and the agencies that support them across BC. Ms. Macrae joins CLBC at a time of much needed change. We welcome the opportunity to work together to deliver on our province’s goal to make BC the best place in Canada for people with disabilities.”

posAbilities welcomes Ms. Macrae and looks forward to the continued progression and improvement of community living services under her leadership. We would also like to extend our gratitude to Doug Woollard, the current interim CEO of CLBC, for his dedicated leadership over the past two years.

For more information regarding this announcement, contact CLBC Communications at 604.209.7608.