Funders & Supporters


Nidus relies on donations, modest fees for some services, and project grants as we currently do not receive any ongoing funding to cover the cost of our services. Thank you to our donors, including the BC Government Employees Community Fund, the BC Ministry of Health, Community Living BC, Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (funding administered by Disability Alliance BC), and private donors, for their support.

BC Government Employees Community Fund

BC Ministry of Health

Community Living BC

Ministry of Social Development and Poverty Reduction (administration by Disability Alliance BC)

Volunteers & Expert Advisors

We are grateful for the expertise and commitment of our volunteers.

Maureen MacDonald


In Person Appointments at South Granville Seniors Centre

Karen Schenkeveld

Volunteer Accountant


Hugh McLellan

Legal Advisor

Hugh McLellan has assisted Nidus in its public legal education efforts over many years. Among his many contributions, he has reviewed fact sheets and provided clarification on the common law as well as Statutes and Regulations related to personal planning and adult guardianship.

Mr. McLellan is a partner in the law firm McLellan Herbert. He specializes in estate planning and estate litigation, Trusts, personal planning and adult guardianship.

Mr. McLellan is a contributing editor of Financial & Estate Planning for the Mature Client in British Columbia and a contributor to the Annotated B.C. Representation Agreement Act, Adult Guardianship Act and Related Statutes. He is also a volunteer lecturer with the Professional Legal Training Program, the People’s Law School and Continuing Legal Education.

Jennifer Chew

Legal Supervisor

Jennifer Chew has been the supervising lawyer for Nidus’ UBC law student with the ProBono Students Canada Program since 2013.

Ms. Chew is an associate with the law firm DuMoulin Boskovich LLP. She practices primarily in estate planning, personal planning, real estate and business law.

Emily Clough

Pro Bono Volunteer

Partner, Clark Wilson LLP, presenter for Nidus on Wills & Estates

David Flaherty

In Memoriam

Nidus wishes to recognize the incredible contributions of the late Mr. David Flaherty. David Flaherty was a specialist in the management of privacy and information policy issues. He was the first Information and Privacy Commissioner for the Province of British Columbia (1993 to 1999). As a consultant, Mr. Flaherty provided a variety of services to Nidus and the Nidus Registry, including managing privacy issues, assessing privacy compliance, helping with responses to potential privacy breaches, and developing privacy risk management tools.

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