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Ivan
Thompson

Program Officer, Wild Salmon Ecosystems

Ivan focuses primarily on supporting efforts to protect wild salmon, their habitat and the communities that rely on them in the intact watersheds of British Columbia.

Previously, Ivan worked as a senior advisor with Tides Canada Foundation and as a Northern Rivers project director with the Sage Centre, where he provided strategic and organizational support to conservation initiatives in British Columbia’s wild salmon ecosystems. He also worked as ForestEthics' community and economic advisor on the Great Bear Rainforest campaign. 

Ivan began his professional life as a counselor and educator. He worked as dean of education at Northwest Community College, focusing on natural resource programs, and as a private community and workforce training consultant. 

Ivan holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Economics from the University of London, an M.Ed. in counselling from University of Victoria, a B.Ed. in outdoor and experiential education from Queens University and a B.A. in psychology from McMaster University.

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