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Vickie Cammack - A Good Life Consulting. Vancouver, BC, CA

Vickie Cammack

Social Innovator and Care Activist | A Good Life Consulting

Vancouver, BC, CANADA

Vickie Cammack is the Founder of Tyze Personal Networks that helps people to care as a network





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The Independence Myth Vickie Cammack - Main Presentation




Vickie’s unique response to the isolation and loneliness that underpin some our most intractable health and social problems – a network model of care, has been adopted internationally. She is a social entrepreneur who has established many organizations dedicated to strengthening community and addressing social isolation including Tyze Personal Networks. This pioneering Canadian technology venture has been called the next frontier of caregiving for its work in creating online networks of care for people facing life challenges.

Vickie is also the founding director of the Family Support Institute of British Columbia and she co founded Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN). She created PLAN's Personal Network program, a practical and strategic approach to address the isolation and loneliness experienced by people with disabilities. As the founding CEO of PLAN Institute for Caring Citizenship she mentored the spread of grass roots PLAN groups in 30 locations globally.

Vickie writes, consults and lectures on social networks, organizational transformation and scaling social innovation. She is an advisor to the Employer Panel for Caregivers. She is co author of ‘Safe and Secure - Six Steps to Creating a Personal Future Plan for People with Disabilities’ and Accelerating a Network Model of Care – Taking a Social Innovation to Scale.

Vickie is a member of the Order of Canada and the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal of Canada, the British Columbia Community Achievement Award and the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the field. The Women’s Executive Network named Vickie as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

Industry Expertise (8)

Program Development

Social Services

Health Care - Services

Elder Care

Computer Networking



Training and Development

Areas of Expertise (7)


Social Isolation

Intentional Networks

Community Development

Social Innovation

Social Entrepreneurship

Public Speaking

Accomplishments (2)

Member, Order of Canada


Additional Honors & Awards

Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal BC Community Achievement Award Meritorious Service Medal of Canada Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women Canadian Psychological Association Humanitarian Award Simon Fraser University Distinguished Community Leadership Award

Languages (2)

  • English
  • French

Media Appearances (4)

Vancouver couple to be inducted jointly into Order of Canada

News1130  online


A couple from Vancouver is about to make history, by receiving a rare joint Order of Canada induction this Friday.

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Federal government launches plan to help caregivers

Benefits Canada  online


The federal government has launched the Canadian Employers for Caregivers Plan (CECP), which aims to help maximize the labour force participation of caregivers and maintain workplace productivity.

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Twelve from B.C. named to Order of Canada



A total of 12 British Columbians were named to the Order of Canada on Monday, including mining pioneer Norman Keevil, jazz vocalist Eleanor Collins and Haida fashion icon Dorothy Grant.

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A conversation on technology and care with the founding CEO of Tyze Personal Networks

Nesta  online


Vickie is an internationally acclaimed social entrepreneur who thinks we need a whole new approach to care. She is a Rockefeller Next Century Innovator, winner of the Meritorious Service Medal of Canada and a recipient of the 2012 Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the field.

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Articles (1)

Accelerating a network model of care: taking a social innovation to scale

Technology Innovation Management Review

2012 Government-funded systems of health and social care are facing enormous fiscal and human-resource challenges. The space for innovation in care is wide open and new disruptive patterns are emerging. These include self-management and personal budgets, participatory and integrated care, supported decision making and a renewed focus on prevention. Taking these disruptive patterns to scale can be accelerated by a technologically enabled shift to a network model of care to co-create the best outcomes for individuals, family caregivers, and health and social care organizations.

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