Thank you to all of those who were able to attend our successful 2018 Annual General Meeting! Weren't able to attend? Read the note from our Board below and click here to view the full Annual Report.
Message from the Board
The CommunityWise Board of Directors would like to extend our thanks to all of you for attending the Annual General Meeting for 2018. This is our organization’s 39th year in existence, and this past year has been truly amazing. As a member-based organization with an incredible (incredible!) staff, this success is because of all of you! This annual report goes into further detail about all the ways in which grassroots social change is making an impact for thousands of Calgarians and building a more equitable non-profit sector. Here are a few items from the Board:
This past year we met every second month and had two orientation and strategic planning sessions. Board members were also part of the finance, governance, human resources, and lease committees, along with community members and staff. We benefited from the exceptional work of the Anti-Racist Organizational Change process (AROC), receiving training from AROC and working with staff to update policies and practices to put anti-racism into action. Other highlights include hiring new permanent and temporary staff: Finance and Office Coordinator Sarah Zhu, Summer Student Eman Hussen, Administrative Support Di Honorio, Project Coordinator Megan Asselin, and AROC Support Staff Sameen Ashraf. Each of these individuals has brought a ton of talent and experience to our organization and we are thrilled to have had them working with us!
The last year has included a lot of emphasis on developing board skills, especially in advancing our theory of change and using consensus decision making, and on building our overall cohesion. We’re excited to be moving ahead with the City on our lease and supporting the excellent work of our staff and our members.
Along with the standard board business, the best part of our role is hearing about the amazing work of our members. We're incredibly proud of all of our members and the work YOU do, day in and day out. We thank you and appreciate you.
CommunityWise Board of Directors