Remembering Vickie Cammack

A social innovator who pioneered ways to connect people and communities, Margaret ‘Vickie’ Cammack passed away on December 27.

Over a long and illustrious career, Vickie’s work focused on the power of human connection to combat the isolation and loneliness people with disabilities and other vulnerable members of society often face.

Vickie co-founded the Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), introducing the idea of personal support networks and the valuable role they play in supporting individuals and families and planning for the future. She was also the founding director of the Family Support Institute of B.C. (FSI) and the creator of Tyze, a secure online platform to create networks for coordinating care and support.

Vickie’s insights about social connection impacted people and public policy in Canada and around the world. Her contributions were recognized with numerous honours, including the Order of Canada, the B.C. Community Achievement Award and the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Medal, and she was also named one of Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women.

Our thoughts are with Vickie’s family and friends and the many people whose lives she touched. You can read her obituary here and find a tribute in the Globe and Mail here.

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