Iryn Vekay

It is my honor and pleasure to work for the Food Bank as the financial leader since 2011. Over the years, the financial and accounting staff have focused on improving our internal control procedures and accountability around donor gifts (money and food), financial projects and program management, and the implementation of new computerized accounting and fundraising systems.

I immigrated to Canada over 16 years ago with a PhD in Management Accounting, working for businesses and non-profit organizations in management and executive positions. In 2007 I became a Canadian Certified Management Accountant (CPA).

For two years I was a Board Member of the KidSafe Project Society, sharing with other directors the excitement to serve and provide vulnerable children with a safe place to go when school is out. Also, to support Vancouver history, it is my pleasure to volunteer for the Vancouver Heritage Foundation.

My physical activities help me to keep my brain sharp, so you can catch me cycling or walking on the Vancouver Seawall, hiking or snowshoeing. I also love to travel around the world and locally.