The new year is now upon us and it is time to take the next steps in our journey together.
As we mentioned in our letter dated November 28th, 2017, dramatic changes to the charitable landscape, steep declines in funding and costly aging assets resulted in our board of directors and Management team spending much of 2017 conducting careful research and analysis as part of the need to develop a new five-year strategic plan to map out the future for Easter Seals BC & Yukon.
Many of you have reached out to us, and we are listening. Your concerns, worries, and disappointment have been heard. Please know that we are continuing to listen so that we will evolve and adjust in order to ensure the Society can continue to support you and your family and many other individuals with disabilities, not just today or next year, but for decades to come.
We can’t do this alone. As we begin to execute the new strategic plan, we are looking for your input and ideas in assessing the options that will enable the Society to help MORE individuals with disabilities.
GET INVOLVED – ATTEND AN UPCOMING COMMUNITY MEETING
At the end of this month, we will be holding four Community Meetings within the region. We hope you will consider attending one to learn more about the Society’s new reality and funding shortfalls, the revised Vision, Mission and Values and the strategic plan to chart a new course. Your input will help us reimagine our services, programs and revenue sources.
To attend one of these sessions please click the link to register:
Squamish – Monday, January 29th – 4:30pm to 6:00pm at Easter Seals Camp Squamish Register
Victoria – Wednesday, January 31st – 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Oaklands Community Centre Register
Burnaby – Thursday, February 7th – 7:00pm to 8:30pm at Firefighters Banquet Hall Register
Winfield – Wednesday, February 28th, – 4:30pm to 6:00pm at Easter Seals Camp Winfield Register
If you are unable to attend but would like to provide helpful ideas or comments please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
While the Society has grown and evolved over the last 65 years, the commitment to our mission has remained unchanged. As our valued supporters, we look forward to your input as we reimagine a future where all people with disabilities will benefit from Easter Seals BC & Yukon.
Charlene Krepiakevich Tracy Lakeman
President & CEO Board Chair