Doug worked for Community Living Victoria for 7 years and moved on to the position of Coordinator of Integrated Recreation Services with the Municipalities of Greater Victoria. Utilizing the same vision and skills he had demonstrated earlier in his career, Doug has guided the development of Integrated Recreation Services into the partnership of services known as Recreation Integration Victoria (RIV). RIV is recognized across Canada as a premier inclusive service delivery and funding model.
Doug has volunteered for a number of organizations over the years including: Co-founder and President of the Victoria Career Development Society; Advisor to the Vancouver Island Head Injury Society; President of the Greater Victoria Alternative Communications Society; Chair of Sports for the Blind and Visually Impaired; member of the Sports Committee with B.C. Summer Games; the British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association; a member of the Vocational Services Committee, British Columbia Association for Community Living; Co-founder and Director of Operations for the Disabled Sailing Association of BC, Victoria Branch; Co-founder and Director of the national Able Sail Network; member of the University of Victoria’s Cooperative Education Council; and a founding Director of the World Disability Union.
Doug’s volunteer efforts were recognized with the presentation of an Award of Merit in the Community Leader of the Year division of the CFAX Community Awards. Doug received the University of Victoria’s Co-operative Education Program’s Twentieth Anniversary Award, as well as their Employer of the Year Award.