Presented and adopted by Victoria’s city council on May 14, Victoria 3.0 – Recovery Reinvention Resilience – 2020-2041 is a long term economic action plan and vision for a sustainable, influential city.
Join us on Wednesday, June 17 for a conversation with Mayor Lisa Helps and three core contributors to the plan: Gordon Fyfe, CEO & CIO of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI); Luke Mari, Principal at Aryze; and Suzanne Bradbury, co-owner of Fort Properties. The panel, led by Mayor Helps, will provide an overview of the plan and discuss how it will impact jobs, businesses, and housing in the region.
The presentation will be followed by Q+A, so come prepared with the questions you want answers to, or submit your questions at registration.
The full report can be found here.
Wednesday, June 17th
12:00pm – 1:00pm
*Note: Your ticket includes access to the live event as well as the ability to access the recording on demand afterwards. The funds allow UDI Capital Region to continue our work on behalf of our members and the local development industry.
City of Victoria
CEO / CIO
Mayor Lisa Helps
Lisa Helps became the 52nd Mayor of Victoria when she was elected on November 15, 2014, and was sworn into office for her second term on November 1, 2018. Prior to being elected as Mayor, she served as a Victoria City Councillor for one term, from 2011 to 2014.
Mayor Helps works hard at City Hall and in the community to ensure that the city is prosperous, affordable, sustainable, and ready for the future. Taking a long-term, big-picture perspective, she looks both around the city and around the world for innovative solutions to the pressing challenges facing us including climate change, lack of affordable housing, and growing social isolation and loneliness, especially among youth and seniors.
Mayor Helps believes that the best way to address complex challenges is to bring people from a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and experiences together and to truly listen to each other. In her experience, listening deeply with empathy and generosity and taking in new information can enable us to change our minds or at least to broaden our perspectives. She’s honoured to have been elected as Mayor of Victoria and to serve her community in this capacity.
Gordon J. Fyfe is the chief executive officer and chief investment officer of British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (BCI). BCI is one of Canada’s largest institutional investors and manages more than $153 billion on behalf of British Columbia’s public sector.
Gordon has a strong and extensive investment background with more than 30 years in the investment and finance industry. Prior to joining BCI in July 2014, he served as the president and chief executive officer of the Public Sector Pension Investment Board (PSPIB) in Montreal, Canada for 11 years. Gordon started his career with J.P. Morgan in New York and London, and then moved to senior executive positions at TAL Global Asset Management and Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, both large Canadian institutional investors.
Gordon holds a degree in commerce from the University of British Columbia and an MBA from INSEAD, France.
Luke has 15 years experience as an urban planner with a focus on site acquisition, project financing, project design, community consultation and approvals. Luke has a diverse background in senior planning roles within the municipal and provincial governments. Now in the private sector, Luke is at principal at Aryze and leads their land acquisition, design, financial modeling and municipal approvals strategies. Luke has a Bachelor of Planning, School of Environmental Planning at University of Northern British Columbia and a diploma in Urban Land Economics from UBC.
Suzanne Bradbury owns and runs Fort Properties with her sister Jayne Bradbury. Fort is a third generation family business focused on property ownership, management, and development. Suzanne is passionate about community building and sustainable urban planning and design. She is committed to building a healthy and vibrant community and strives to reflect this commitment in all levels of work – whether it is cultivating a tenant mix, revitalizing aging neighbourhoods, or building a new project.
Suzanne and Jayne choose to use a Triple Bottom Line Approach of People, Planet, and Prosperity to guide their business practices and decisions. This approach allows them to build strong relationships with local businesses, advance the green economy, make decisions that promote human health and well-being, and participate meaningfully in the Victoria community.
Under their leadership, Fort Properties recently won Douglas Magazine’s Community Award, for the revitalization of the BeLove and La Taquisa building on Blanshard Street, as well as the 2014 Business Examiner Award for Green Company of the Year.