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Ep. 3 | Doug Tennant: Empowering Leaders with Diverse Abilities

Release date: December 6, 2021 | Length: 31:51

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Steve sits down with Doug Tennant, the CEO of UNITI. A lot of Doug's work focuses on not-for-profits that support people with diverse abilities, and he credits that passion to his step-daughter, Krista. In this episode, we journey with Doug as he recounts his time teaching and what he learned from it, the importance of language, and advocating for inclusivity in the community and beyond. 

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Guest: Doug Tennant

Doug Tennant is the Chief Executive Officer of UNITI, a partnership of three not-for-profit organizations: Semiahmoo House Society (SHS), Peninsula Estates Housing Society (PEHS), and The Semiahmoo Foundation (TSF). He is a strong believer that creativity develops spaces where people of different abilities can thrive together and has a Master of Education, with a focus on innovation in the arts, from SFU. He has been actively involved in the Community Living movement for the past 30 years as a parent, a worker, and a volunteer. He has many years of governance experience on not-for-profit and charitable boards and has served as a member and chair of the boards of TSF, SHS, and PEHS. He is the Past-President of the Surrey Board of Trade and BC CEO Network Boards.