2021 Volunteer of the Year!

Brad MacKenzie – Roy Slater 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award!

Brad has been a member of the Board since 2019. His passion as the ALS BC Advocacy Committee chairperson was instrumental in moving PROJECT HOPE forward and increasing the profile of ALS with BC MLAs.

Brad led the ALS BC Advocacy Committee to the Annual Legislature Day in 2019, meeting with MLAs and attending question period in Victoria. When the pandemic hit, this did not stop the committee’s work, as virtual meetings were held with the NDP and Liberal Caucuses several times.

Brad was the face of ALS for the PROJECT HOPE campaign and appeared in the Virtual Walk to End ALS TV ad and multi-media promotions. PROJECT HOPE achieved the goal of raising $5.3M to establish an ALS-endowed trust at UBC. In less than 18 months, during the pandemic, the ALS BC Advocacy Committee created new partnerships between the Province of BC, UBC and the ALS Society of BC.

Brad is an active member of the ALS Society of BC Board. He has never missed a meeting and recorded more than 100 volunteer hours in 2021. We should note that Brad did not document many of his selfless behind-the-scenes hours of work contributions.

Brad’s helping others with ALS is his legacy, and the ALS Society of BC is pleased to announce Brad MacKenzie as the recipient of the Roy Slater 2021 Volunteer of the Year Award!

Brad’s Bio

Prior to exhibiting the first symptoms of ALS in 2016, at the age of 30, Brad MacKenzie graduated from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor’s degree in Applied Science (Electrical Engineering). He has spent the majority of his professional career designing and implementing telecommunications systems for Public Safety agencies (ie: Police and Fire departments) across Canada. Recently, his focus has shifted to public transportation challenges and is currently an employee of TransLink. Brad is a registered Professional Engineer with EGBC and is a member in good standing.