1.800.667.5448 idhhc@idhhc.ca 130 - 1555 McKenzie Avenue, Victoria BC

Chris Beresford

Director

Chris Beresford has worked with The Boys and Girls Clubs in Victoria and Nanaimo and with MOSAIC, an immigration settlement organization in Vancouver. Since 1982 he has worked with the Ministry of Attorney General in a variety of roles. He has been a family court counsellor and probation officer, and was the first ‘youth gang’ specialist in Vancouver in the late 1980s. He was an instructor at the Justice Institute and then became a policy analyst with the Corrections Branch in Victoria. He then worked as the communications director for the Corrections Branch and then for the Ministry of Attorney General’s office as well as a short term in the Premier’s office in 2000-2001. In 2001 he became the Director of Maintenance Enforcement and has been responsible for a number of family justice programs. Chris has been a board member of the National Child Support Enforcement Association and the chair of Canada’s support enforcement directors. Outside of work, Chris has been a long term member of the John Howard Society of Victoria (and is the current Chair of the Board) and has been the treasurer of the Justice Education Society. He has a great love of older cars and feels fortunate to own a few which provides him with great pleasure. Chris lives in Victoria with his wife and has two adult children.