Celebrating our Volunteers | Meet Maureen Waller

June 16

Where are you from and how did you land in London? 

I came from England in 1972, lived in Ontario until 2006 (with some years in England again in the meantime) and then moved to BC. I returned from BC last May where my son and family live. 


Tell us about your education and professional background.

My education is English grammar school from the age of 11 until 18 and I worked for many years in the hospitality business. At different times I managed a retreat centre in Ontario, a 3-star hotel in England - the reason for my return there for a while and part of the Management Team and Board for a retreat centre in BC. Other endeavours: I was on staff for a residential school for troubled teenagers, was on faculty for practical spirituality courses and trained in coaching and mentoring.


What cause are you most passionate about?

I am most passionate about community consciousness and a return to a society that truly cares about its neighbours.


Why did you want to volunteer at Innovation Works? 

It satisfies my passion.


What is the best thing that’s happened for you as a result of volunteering at Innovation Works?

The quality of the people with whom I get to associate and the ethos of the organization.


What’s the most interesting thing you’ve learned as a result of volunteering at Innovation Works?

That I can learn some more about technology thus disputing the idea that an old dog cannot be taught new tricks.