Board of Directors

Lynn Thornton


Lynn Thornton is currently a co-Chair of BCCIC. Lynn is an organizational member of BCCIC, representing VIDEA. Before moving to Canada and becoming Executive Director of VIDEA, Lynn worked at Greenpeace UK, and ActionAid UK. Lynn lives on the unceded traditional territories of the WS’ANEC’ People on Vancouver Island, with her partner Kris and a highly opinionated chocolate lab named Casey. Lynn has two sons – Adan, a pilot who lives in Winnipeg, and Dylan, a kinesiology student at Dalhousie University in Halifax. Lynn is passionate about working to achieve universal human rights and about actions that empower marginalized youth to lead global development.  Lynn is also a Board member with the environmental school in Victoria – Oak and Orca Bioregional. Lynn is a long-distance runner and an expert in neglecting gardening and household activities in order to read and do ballet.