Fifty Women for SCCSS - An initiative of: Sunshine Coast Community Services Society

Vicki Dobbyn

Community Development Consultant and Volunteer

Creating safety, shelter, support, and pathways to hope has been the guiding motivation behind Vicki’s career, so she is excited to be on the team bringing “Building Together” to completion. As Executive Director of Sunshine Coast Community Services Society from 1986 to 2013, Vicki led the establishment of Thyme Second Stage, Women’s Counselling, Women’s Outreach, Peace Program, Arrowhead Legacy Housing, and the relocation of Yew Transition House. She developed a range of other programs to support children, youth, families, and the community, and she oversaw the purchase of six facilities. Vicki received the B.C. Achievement Foundation Community Award for the innovative and visionary leadership that transformed Community Services into a thriving multi-service agency.

Vicki served on the Board of the Sunshine Coast Foundation from 2013 to 2022, served as Chair for three years, and is now an Advisor and member of its Vital Signs Committee. Vicki is a founding member of the Seniors Planning Table and currently sits on its Steering Committee and Seniors Housing Working Group. As Coordinator of the Community Response Network since 2017, Vicki has convened service providers with the goal of creating a collaborative safety net to respond to the abuse, neglect and self-neglect of vulnerable adults. In her fun job as a marriage commissioner, Vicki has enjoyed marrying hundreds of happy couples. Vicki and her husband have lived in Roberts Creek for 50 years where they raised their three sons on every sports field on the coast!

“I am honoured to part of creating 35 affordable homes and innovative program space, building on the legacy of the Society’s founders 50 years ago, the Transition House founders over 40 years ago, and the courageous front-line staff members who have provided safety and hope for countless women and children.”
Vicki Dobbyn
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