Marguerite Ford served the people of Vancouver as a member of City Council and as a volunteer in numerous organizations in the field of health care and housing for the elderly. During her 10 years on Vancouver City Council, she served on the Metropolitan Board of Health, the Vancouver Hospice Project and the Greater Vancouver Mental Health Service. She also chaired the Committee on Disabled for nine years.
She has served as President of the United Way of the Lower Mainland, has chaired the community affairs committee of the Vancouver Board of Trade, and has served as Executive Director of the Alzheimer Society of BC. Her volunteer work in the health care and housing field include the Vancouver General Hospital, St. John Ambulance, the Katherine Sandford Housing Society and the Italian Community Centre Senior Citizen’s Housing Society.