Jill Atkey

BC Non-Profit Housing Association

Jill Atkey has worked in the non-profit sector for more than 20 years and in leadership positions for the past 10. She led the development of the Canadian Rental Housing Index and the development of a 10-year strategy for solving B.C.’s affordability and homelessness crisis, which has informed government decision-making since its release in 2017.

NON-PROFIT CAUSE: “Safe, secure and affordable housing because it’s the necessary foundation for healing and well-being, and communities are stronger and healthier with its presence.” BIGGEST LESSON: “Mistakes will be made, and how you recover from them says a great deal about your character.” BEST HABIT: “Rising early every morning. Unfortunately my worst habit is staying up too late at night.”