Vice Chair, Vancity Community Investment Bank | Chair, Board of Directors, Vancity
A lawyer specializing in human rights, labour, freedom of information and the protection of privacy, Anita Braha has run her own firm for over 20 years. She joined the Vancity Community Investment Bank (VCIB) Board of Directors in 2018.
As a progressive lawyer and educator, Anita sees her role with VCIB as a continuation of over two decades of work on systemic change on social and economic justice issues.
Called to the Ontario bar in 1988 and the B.C. bar in 1990, Anita has practiced law through her own firm for over 20 years, with a special focus on human rights, labour, freedom of information, and protection of privacy areas. She also serves as a director at Stabilization Central Credit Union. As a member of the Institute of Corporate Directors (ICD, and a holder of the ICD.D designation, he is committed to maintaining the highest standards of directorship.
Anita is an active volunteer in the community, having served as the National Co-ordinator for the National Association of Women and the Law, co-chair of the Human Rights Section of the BC CBA. She is a past executive member of the BC Industrial Relations Association.
Born in Lima, Peru, Anita lived in Montreal, Toronto and the US before moving to Vancouver in 1989. Currently, she splits her time between her practice in Vancouver and the home she shares with her partner on Galiano Island.