Our Outgoing Board President Looks Back

A message from outgoing CFSSC Board President – Maureen Shave (2011-2017)

Over the past six years, my fellow Directors witnessed much growth and change within our organization. This included the move to a new Barrie location, and the opening of our first clinic outside Simcoe County. We also:

Deepened our local engagement

At our annual Queen’s Park Day, we discussed the impact of our work with the local MPP’s. Closer to home, our Community Relations Task Group helped promote CFSSC throughput parish communities and at local events.

Improved board governance

Continuous board educations created the conditions to recruit committed new board members, and for our Executive Director and staff to better serve our clients.

Diversified agency funding

In addition to our valued Catholic Charities partnership, we attracted new partnerships with the Local Health Integration Network (LHIN) and the Ministry of the Attorney General that furthered agency sustainability and service offerings.

Made research-driven decisions

Ongoing survey data from clients and staff, collected by our staff Outcomes Coordinator, provides the real-time feedback to guide policy and budget decisions.

My thanks to CFSSC Board Members, both past and present, who contributed to the many conversations, discussions, debates and decisions that helped bring these highlights to life. Appreciation also to the dedicated CFSSC leadership, staff and clinical team: you are the backbone of our agency. It has been a privilege to support the work you do across the many locations we serve.


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