Olga Shcherbyna


Olga Shcherbyna is a Corporate Social Planner with the City of Delta and brings over 15 years of experience in strategic planning, research, policy development and community engagement. Olga believes that to foster innovations, organizations need to embrace a culture of learning where successes are celebrated and ‘failures’ are recognized as an integral part of the learning process. Olga is passionate about building inclusive and equitable communities and practices equity planning – a process where professional planners plan with communities vs. plan for communities and where community intelligence is acknowledged, and community members and groups are a part of consultations but decision-making. In her professional and community work, Olga applies a cross-sectoral collaborative approach that challenges the status quo and aims to address systemic inequalities and break down silos. Olga holds an MSc. in Economics from the Odessa State Economic University and an MSc. in Community Planning from SCARP, UBC. Olga is a co-author of two book chapters and multiple articles focused on innovative practices in social planning and systemic change collaborative processes. Originally from Ukraine, Olga calls Vancouver her home city now where she lives with her family.