Board, Staff and Volunteers

The TAPS team of dedicated volunteers, staff and board members who believe in and practice social justice every day, are the heart of our organization.


Tenant Advocates:

John Cooke (leave)

Yuka Kurokawa

Victor Ryan – Public Interest Law Student – Summer 2014

Income Assistance Advocates:

Kim Roberts

Stephen Portman

Thea McDonough

Jen King – Canada Summer Jobs – 2014

Zoe Macmillan (leave)

Volunteer Disability Advocacy Coordinator

Kim Roberts

Employment Rights Worker

Stephen Portman

Executive Director

Kelly Newhook –

Volunteer Coordinator

Heidi –


Joan McHardy – President

Brenda McBain – Vice-President

Barb Amberstone – Secretary

Tony Pullman – Treasurer

Members at Large:

Cara Barter

Michel Janisse

Erik Kaye

Hilary Marks

Tony Sprackett

Richard Stern


TAPS is filled with volunteers!   If you are interested in volunteering, please call TAPS at 250-361-3521 and ask for Heidi.

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