Emily Thorner joined the BC SPCA in 2021. Emily comes to the BC SPCA from the Vancouver Foundation where she held the role of Vice-President, Finance and Technology developing best practice support systems for funding charities across BC, including the BC SPCA. In 2020, Vancouver Foundation granted $110 million to charities, with a focus on systems change work.
Emily has been an animal lover all of her life. She has trekked with the wild mountain gorillas in Rwanda and studied wild wolf packs in the mid-west. Emily is a certified dog trainer and has volunteered with a BC SPCA AnimalKind training company helping dogs and their guardians build partnerships.