Power To Be congratulates Founder, Tim Cormode, who has been honoured by the Government of British Columbia with the Medal of Good Citizenship. In January 2024, twenty-one people throughout B.C. received the Medal for extraordinary contributions to their communities.

The work that Tim did to create and lead Power To Be from 1998 until he stepped down makes up much of the reason for the honour, along with his continued work in the community. Tim left Power To Be in 2022 to lead Power To Give, a boutique venture philanthropy foundation that provides social purpose organizations with capital and strategic support. Tim says, “this award speaks to the important work that Power To Be and Power To Give do to support the community, and also the value of engaging with others. Anyone who believes in possibilities and is willing to work hard can become an inspirational leader.”

Our Co-CEOs, Dana Hutchings and Jason Cole, congratulate Tim on this award. Jason adds, “Tim continues to be an incredible advocate for the work we do at Power To Be and the charity sector.” Board Vice-Chair Simon Bruce-Lockhart, who has also known Tim for many years and was in attendance at the ceremony, adds that in his acceptance speech, Tim said that he sees this award as an honour not to him, but to the broad community of Power to Be.

From all of us at Power To Be, congratulations!

Tim Cormode, second from right, is shown here with [from left] the Honourable Sheila Malcolmson, MLA for Nanaimo and Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, fellow medal recipient Parminder Virk, Honourable Lana Popham, MLA for Saanich South and Minister of Tourism, Arts, and Culture, fellow medal recipient Rhoda Taylor, and on far right, Jen Cody, accepting a posthumous medal for her husband, Craig Evans. Source: Government of British Columbia Learn more: news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2023TACS0054-002019
Close-up of the medal. Source: Government of British Columbia.