Member at Large
PATRICIA CHEW is the President and creator of ReelYou Films, micro-documentaries that convey an organization’s values through personal story-telling. www.reelyou.ca
Her diverse background encompasses international broadcast journalism, media consultancy, and executive management in the non-profit sector.
For more than a dozen years, Patricia was an award-winning broadcast journalist with the CBC, as a news correspondent for The National and, later, for its Investigative Documentary Unit. Her work on the environment resulted in convictions of major polluters and the introduction of the first whistleblower legislation in Ontario.
At CNN International, Patricia helped establish its Asia Production Centre and was the first anchor of its flagship Asia newscast, broadcast to more than 120 countries simultaneously. Upon leaving CNN, she started her own company, producing independent documentaries for networks such as the Discovery Channel, Star TV, and CBC. She also acted as a media consultant for, among others, Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations.
At the global non-profit organization, ORBIS, Patricia served as President, Asia, developing and supporting its program to protect and restore eyesight in developing countries. After returning to Canada, she served as the Executive Director of West Coast Environmental Law, an established non-profit organization that has championed BC's environment for more than 30 years.
Patricia first joined the IWF in Hong Kong in 1998, where she served on the Executive until her return to Canada. She joined the Vancouver chapter in 2003 and served on its Executive from 2004 to 2008. She currently sits on the boards of IWF BC, Dress for Success Vancouver, and the Governors’ Council of the Vancouver Aquarium.