Archive | June, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011


AGM 2011 Series #5: Incoming and Outgoing Board Chairs

In 2008, Marty Reynolds (Vancouver) took on the role of Chair, YMCA Canada’s Board of Directors. After a successful three year term, at the 2011 AGM Marty passed the role on to Marilyn Kapitany (Winnipeg). I am happy to share the discussion I had with both of them during our recent AGM. I am thankful […]

Thursday, June 9, 2011


AGM 2011 Series #4: Federation Strategic Plan

  This year’s AGM included a vote on whether our federation would move forward with PLAN Y, and I was so pleased that the vote resulted in a unanimous “yes”! I am happy to share the discussion I had with Susan Wright (Consultant) and Stephane Vaillancourt (YMCAs of Quebec) about the federation’s strategic plan and […]

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


AGM 2011 Series #3: YMCA/YWCA of New Aiyansh

  The YMCA/YWCA of New Aiyansh (in northern BC) is unique and impactful, serving the needs of its community in a multitude of ways. I was so pleased to welcome Alvin Wright, Garrett Davis Jr., and Arthur Johnson Jr. to this year’s AGM. Their willingness to share their ideas and information spurred rich discussion. Marty […]

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


AGM 2011 Series: Young Leaders

YOUNG LEADERS FORUM In advance of YMCA Canada’s 2011 Annual General meeting (AGM), more than 50 young leaders from Member Associations across the country attended a Young Leaders Forum. They participated in one and a half days of learning, sharing and idea generation. The dedication and enthusiasm they showed was an inspiration to all. LEARNING […]

Monday, June 6, 2011


AGM 2011 Series: Experiences

From May 27-29, 2011, YMCA Canada held its 99th Annual General Meeting (AGM) at YMCA Geneva Park in Orillia, Ontario. ACCOMPLISHMENTS Over 285 people attended the event, including more than 50 young leader delegates. The energy was high, and it was a remarkable opportunity for YMCA staff members and volunteers to gather.  As a group […]