On Wednesday July 31st, 2019, St. Francis Advocates hosted its Annual General Meeting. The meeting was well attended from across our agency. This meeting is typically a business meeting in which we wrap up business from our previous fiscal year, and begin anew with the new fiscal year. Our auditor Annette Little, partner at CPA’s on George, provided a positive report once again for this past year. This means that St. Francis Advocates has conducted its business in good practice, according to accounting standards set out for non-profits in Ontario. Another positive sign that we are meeting the financial expectations set for us.
We celebrated a lot of key changes that we have seen over the past year as well. The reports that were given from our locations, Patricia Sloan our Board President, JP Caza our Interim Executive Director, and others followed a similar theme in applauding our personnel, administrative and front line, for managing all of these changes so well.
Over twenty people attended the meeting, from Woodslee to Arkona. One of the most encouraging signs of things to come was the social event that followed. Everyone was engaged and talking as we shared a light dinner together. Many animated conversations were actively looking towards the future for our agency. Many of these conversations lasted quite a long time after the food was gone, even with a few long drives ahead.
As we start off the 2019-2020 fiscal year, it was noted that the MCCSS has still not yet released their budget for the year. This has us working in a bit of an unknown, but with some careful management in this circumstance, we are well in line to manage almost anything that may come our way in the near future.
The 2018-2019 Annual Report is available for you to download and read. Thank you again for all you do in remaining “Dedicated to Making a Difference”!