It seems like only yesterday that I became Board President, but it has already been 6 months! (Feel free to read my introduction letter).
Over the past few months, the CCGSD has been incredibly busy with exciting workshops, forums and educational programs. We are also proud to have launched new initiatives such as the Canada 2017 Rainbow Grants, an awareness campaign for Bill C-39, and the upcoming Canadian LGBTQ+ Politicians’ Summit.
At the Board level, we are in a constant state of governance review and renewal. We have implemented new best practices and other tools to help ensure that the governance structure of the organization meets the needs of our community. We will continue to strive to improve upon our governance structure, and we will continue to develop governance policies, and be transparent and accountable to the community, supporters, funders and sponsors with respect to all aspects and matters of the organization.
In the interest of ongoing renewal, we welcome community feedback.
Sometimes feedback is positive, sometimes constructive, and sometimes it can be difficult to hear. For me, it is the critical comments that are the most important those perspectives help us to envision something better.
As such, I am so happy to make two announcements.
What some of you may not know is that I am a founder of the CCGSD, a single mom, a passionate social justice activist, a part-time worker, and a full-time Ph.D. student at uOttawa. I am proud to volunteer at an organization that is making our country a better place.
On behalf of my team and staff, we look forward to meeting more of you, chatting with you, learning with you, bettering this organization, and continuing to make the CCGSD a place for everyone.