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Announcement from the BCCLA Board of Directors

It is with heavy hearts that the Board of Directors of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association (BCCLA) has accepted the resignation of our executive director, Harsha Walia. The Board and Staff thank her for her bold, skillful, and compassionate leadership during the extremely challenging times of the pandemic. Harsha built and deepened important relationships with BCCLA’s partners and community stakeholders. She worked with integrity to strengthen our policy positions especially on policing, Indigenous self-determination, and immigration. Harsha is responsible for significant improvements to the structural integrity of the organization including financial stewardship, HR, and advancing our strategic plan. Throughout her leadership, she demonstrated a deep commitment to civil liberties and human rights and furthered our work on equity, diversity, and inclusion. Her leadership, vision, and relationships with staff, board members and community partners will be deeply missed.