for Vancouver School Board
A fourth-generation Vancouverite, Christopher Richardson has spent his career advising not-for-profits in charitable gift planning and donor relations and assisting donors across Canada to identify and achieve their philanthropic goals. With a desire to give back to his city, he wants to combine these skills with his passion for public service by running for School Board Trustee in the upcoming November municipal election.
Richardson is a Chartered Accountant and a longtime community volunteer. He is president of the Mount Pleasant Community Centre Association, a Trustee of the Vancouver Maritime Museum, a Board member of the Health & Home Care Society of BC, a member of the Sovereign Order of St. John of Jerusalem Knights Hospitaller, and an advisor to the Downtown Eastside Seniors Resource Sanctuary that is working towards opening a senior’s centre in the Downtown Eastside.
Richardson has served three times as a Vancouver Park Board Commissioner, and was Vice-Chair in 1990. He is looking forward to moving his attention towards School Board as he recognizes the critical importance of education for all children.
For over 40 years, Richardson has served the Vancouver Police Department as a Traffic Authority Special Constable.
His accolades include a Fellowship (FCA) from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of BC and a Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012.
Richardson is an avid half marathon walker, cyclist and is learning Mandarin.
Richardson lives in Vancouver with his wife and two sons.