October 26, 2021, VANCOUVER, B.C. — The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade, through The Board of Trade Foundation and the Rix Centre for Leadership, is pleased to announce the Engaged Leadership Program.

Engaged citizens make stronger, healthier, more connected communities. Future leaders with strong leadership skills, values, and community involvement are key to economic recovery and resiliency.

The Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is committed to building thriving communities. The late Dr. Don Rix, a renowned philanthropist and Governor of the Board of Trade, was dedicated to supporting the development of young people. Through his generosity, the Rix Centre for Corporate Leadership Endowment was established in 2009 and has provided programming through the Leaders of Tomorrow mentorship program.

Through the Rix Centre for Leadership, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade is pleased to build on this vision and launch the Engaged Leadership Program in January 2022. This unique program is targeted for managers and entrepreneurs who are looking to take the next step in their career progression.

The program will provide Resilient Leadership training, Mentorship, and Community Engagement opportunities for our future leaders.

“Championing the next generation of leaders was a passion and priority of my Father. He would be delighted to see this program coming to life which will teach the many aspects of being an engaged citizen in business and in the community.” said Laurie Rix, “daughter of Dr. Rix

“This is a pivotal time in our history to support the creation of strong, healthy, and more connected communities. We hope that this program will help futureproof leaders with the skills needed now and in the future.” said Bridgitte Anderson, President and CEO of Greater Vancouver Board of Trade.

This program is valued at $2,500 per person. Limited spaces available to select candidates for $995 per person. To learn more and apply to the Engaged Leadership Program, please visit https://www.boardoftrade.com/programs/engaged-leadership-program. Applications will be accepted until November 15, 2021.



About the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade:

Since its inception in 1887, the Greater Vancouver Board of Trade has been recognized as Pacific Canada’s leading business association, engaging members to impact public policy at all levels of government and to succeed and prosper in the global economy. With a Membership whose employees comprise one-third of B.C.’s workforce, we are the largest business association between Victoria and Toronto. We leverage this collective strength, facilitating networking opportunities, and providing professional development through four unique Signature Programs. In addition, we operate one of the largest events programs in the country, providing a platform for national and international thought leaders to enlighten B.C.’s business leaders.


Media enquiries:

Victor Young
Communications Manager 
Greater Vancouver Board of Trade
604-640-5450 |

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