June 4, 2019
CANUCKS AUTISM NETWORK APPOINTS NEW CEO TO TAKE ORGANIZATION TO NEXT LEVEL
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Canucks Autism Network (CAN) today announced that its Board of Directors has appointed Britt Andersen as Chief Executive Officer of the organization, effective June 24, 2019.
Britt joins CAN from The Terry Fox Foundation where he served as Executive Director, providing leadership to 45 staff and 16,880 volunteers, across 10 Canadian offices. An award-winning leader, Britt brings business, fundraising and non-profit acumen and a record of accomplishment in environments that demand creative solutions and continuous improvement.
“We are excited to welcome Britt to the CAN team and feel that he is the right person to lead the organization into its next chapter of growth and development,” said CAN Founder, Paolo Aquilini. “I am confident that under Britt’s direction CAN will be well positioned to empower more individuals and families living with autism to live rich and full lives, while increasing acceptance and understanding of autism in the community at large.”
“We have selected a very strong leader at a time when CAN is in a very strong position,” stated Bill Macdonald, the Chair of the CAN Board. “Britt’s proven ability to drive growth and build effective teams, paired with his broad background and expertise, make him uniquely equipped to successfully lead CAN moving forward,” stated Bill.
“I am thrilled and honoured to accept this position and simply cannot wait to get to work,” said incoming CEO, Britt Andersen. “I look forward to the new challenges this role offers and hope to make an immediate and positive impact on delivering CAN’s vision of understanding, acceptance and support for every individual with autism in all community spaces.”
For more information about Canucks Autism Network, please visit www.canucksautism.ca.
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About Canucks Autism Network (CAN)
Canucks Autism Network (CAN) provides year-round sports and recreation programs to individuals and families living with autism, while increasing awareness and providing training in communities across British Columbia.