Vancouver, BC Canada
Rebecca Pauls is an enthusiastic leader and creative facilitator with a broad range of
experiences in community development and collaboration with people who have
disabilities. She is passionate about seeing the unique gifts each of person, and is
convinced that our communities will be stronger, safer and more resilient when
each of us is contributing and recognized for our gifts.
As a mother to four children, Rebecca also has a deep appreciation for the roles that
family and friends play in our lives, and is committed to connecting people with
other people and places around them.
Rebecca is currently the Director of Planned Lifetime Advocacy Network (PLAN), a
Vancouver-based social enterprise that partners with families and people facing
social isolation to secure their future by mobilizing relationships and leveraging
community assets. Since joining PLAN three years ago, Rebecca has led a complete
re-design of programming to integrate principles of person centered planning,
ABCD, narrative therapy and independent facilitation. After demonstrating the
strength and flexibility of this community approach, Rebecca is regularly invited to
consult with organizations about how it can be scaled and applied to population
groups across North America.
In a career that’s taken her to communities across Canada and internationally to
places such as Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Guatemala, Rebecca has chosen to settle in
Vancouver, British Columbia. She and her partner currently reside in the Gastown
neighborhood, a community known as a hub of social innovation and for its