Jennifer Natland is the President of the ISSofBC Board of Directors. She is also Director, Corporate Strategy for the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority and has held previous roles in planning, development and real estate during her 15 years with the organization. Earlier in her career, Jennifer worked in community planning for the City of New Westminster.
Jennifer has been involved with ISSofBC since 2017 when she and her family began volunteering as settlement mentors. In other volunteer roles, Jennifer served on both the alumni council and Council of Advisors for Simon Fraser University’s Urban Studies program from 2012 to 2020. She also served as a commissioner and Vice-Chair of the Vancouver City Planning Commission from 2010 to 2012.
In 2018, Jennifer earned a Master of Business Administration degree from the SFU Beedie School of Business. She earned a Master of Urban Studies degree, also from Simon Fraser University, in 2008. She is a Registered Professional Planner and member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.
“Volunteering with ISSofBC has been an extremely rewarding experience for me. As a settlement mentor, I witnessed the immense positive impacts the organization makes in the lives of newcomers to our region and province. By serving on the board of directors, I hope to help ensure ISSofBC continues to provide this much-needed support to newcomers well into the future.”