Dr. Warren Helfrich


Business/Political/Community Experience

I am a human services researcher, consultant and teacher focusing on the areas of performance measurement and evaluation, organizational behavior, leadership, governance, and human services accreditation.  I have more than two decades of experience in the human services sector working with both public and private organizations across Canada and the US.  I’m also a surveyor and trainer for the accrediting body CARF, a Registered Clinical Counsellor, and a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator Candidate.  I hold a Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto and a PhD from the University of Calgary.

I began my career in the human services with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Calgary in 1994.  I have since worked for several BC clubs as both an employee and consultant and I’m currently involved in supporting the national office in developing evaluation tools.

Board Experience

I have been on the Board of Directors at BGCCVI since 2009.  I have also  been involved in Board development work for a number of organizations over the past five years and regularly consult on policy development and strategic planning.

Reason for choosing to be a BGCCVI Board Member

I’m fully committed to the mission of the Boys and Girls Clubs.  Having been involved with the organization for my entire career in human services, I feel passionate about the contribution that the Clubs make to our society.  Being on the Board of Directors for the highly dynamic Club that serves Central Vancouver Island is an honor and provides me with an opportunity to give back to an organization that I believe gives so much to the community.