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Board of Directors’ Meeting Updates

Board of Directors’ Meeting Update from the January 9th  Meeting

The following is an update from the Board of Directors’ Meeting held on January 9th, 2023.

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    Scott Murray, from Cowan Insurance, was in attendance to provide information regarding current trends and future projections in the industry.

  • Rishia Burke, Director of Community Development and Supports, provided the Board with an overview of developing community initiatives.

  • The Board reviewed Quality Assurance Measures Directives, as well as the Agency’s Policies and Procedures Index, Governance Policies and Procedures Index and Bylaws of the Corporation Index.

  • The Board reviewed the current composition of its members and noted terms coming to an end in 2023.

  • Financial updates for December were received and presented by Kathryn Dubicki, Director of Administration and Support Services.

  • The Board was informed of the current and potential future risk(s) to the agency.

  • There were 6 serious occurrences in December.

 Respectfully submitted,  Cristin Ladner, Executive Director

Board of Directors’ Meeting Update from the December 5th Meeting

The following is an update from the Board of Directors’ Meeting held on Monday, December 5, 2022 :

  •  The Board met with CLB Supervisors, EarlyON Manager, and Directors to discuss supports and services, and to review the events of 2022.
  • The Board was informed of the current impact COVID-19 is having on our agency (current outbreaks, staff shortages, etc.)
  • The Board received an update on the overturning of Bill 124 and the Government’s plan to challenge the decision.
  • The Board received a MCCSS “Journey to Belonging” update.
  • Financial updates for November were received by the Board.
  • The Board was informed of the current and potential future risk(s) to the agency.
  • There were 5 serious occurrences in November.

Respectfully submitted, Cristin Ladner,  Executive Director

 

The following is an update from the Board of Directors’ Meeting held on November 7th, 2022.

  • Sara Collyer, Director, provided the Board with an update on the Person-Centred Excellence Strategic Plan,
  • The Board reviewed the Financial Report on the Financial Statements and Financial Summary for the period ended September 30, 2022.
  • The Board was updated on other Agency Legislative and Contractual Compliance.
  • The Board was informed of the current and potential future risk(s) to the agency.
  • There were 5 Serious Occurrences for the month of October.
  • The Board was updated on Belonging Brant and the 19 citizen-led groups that have been established since its beginning.

Respectfully submitted, Cristin Ladner, Executive Director

 

The following is an update from the Board of Directors’ Meeting held on October 3rd, 2022

  • The Board received an update on CLB’s DEI commitment and progress to date, presented by Mending the Chasm’s Leena Sharma Seth.
  • The Board reviewed the Financial report on the Financial Statements and Financial Summary for the period ended August 31st , 2022.
  • The Board gave approval for 2 contracts related to repairs and ongoing maintenance.
  • The Board received the Voting Delegate’s Report on Community Living Ontario’s 69th Annual General Meeting held September 14th , 2022.
  • The Board was updated on other Agency Legislative and Contractual Compliance.
  • The Board was informed of the current and potential future risk(s) to the agency.
  •  The Board was grateful for the opportunity to visit with people supported and staff who expressed an interested in meeting them.  They look forward to more of these opportunities in the future.
  • There was 1 Serious Occurrence reported for the month of September.

Cristin Ladner, Executive Director

The following is an update from the Board of Directors’ Meeting held on September 12th, 2022:

  • The Board was updated on the Permanent Wage Enhancement and its effect on Pay Equity.
  • Sara Collyer, Director, provided the Board with an update on the ODSP Employment Support Program through FedCap.
  • The Board reviewed the Financial Report on the Financial Statements and Financial Summary for the period ended July 31, 2022.
  •  The Board approved members of the 2022/2023 Audit Committee, Negotiations Committee and Executive Director’s Performance Evaluation Committee.
  • The Board’s Annual Self-Evaluation for 2021/2022 was reviewed and recommendations for 2022/2023 were made.
  • Board was updated on other Agency Legislative and Contractual Compliance.
  • The Board was informed of the current and potential future risk(s) to the agency.
  • There were 2 Serious Occurrences in June, 2 Serious Occurrences in July and 4 Serious Occurrences in August reported to the Ministry.

Cristin Ladner, Executive Director

The following is an update from the Board of Directors’ Meetings held on June 6, 2022

  1. The Board received an update  and presentation from  Sara Collyer, Director, on our Person-Centred Excellence Strategic Plan and CQL 18-month accreditation report.
  2. Sara Collyer provided the Board with an update on the ODSP Employment Support Program through FedCap.
  3. The Board discussed their voting delegate from CLBrant who will attend the Community Living Ontario annual meeting on September 12, 2022.
  4. The Board reviewed its summary of recommendations for 2021/22.
  5. The Board made a motion to support Wiillowbridge and the new Riverside Community Hub to register as a new non-profit organization to solely serve the Riverside Hub organization, knowing that a charitable status application will also be prepared.
  6. The Board was informed of the current and potential future risk(s) to the agency.
  7. There was  1 serious occurrence in May .

Debbie Cavers, Executive Director

The following is an update from the Board of Directors’ Meetings held on May 2, 2022

  1. The Board received an update  and presentation from Cristin Ladner, Senior Director, on our Lylla Cox Opportunities Fund, Rights Committee, and Core Gifts.
  2. Information was shared with the Board regarding upcoming Board Officer positions in June 2022.
  3. Discussion was held about Community Living Ontario’s Annual General Meeting being held September 14th in regards to resolutions and nominations to that Board.
  4. An update on the agency’s Circle of Friends Golf Tournament being held Friday, August 12th, was provided to the Board.
  5. The financial update was received by the Board.
  6. The Board was informed of the current and potential future risk(s) to the agency.
  7. There were  6 serious occurrences in April .

Debbie Cavers, Executive Director

The following is an update from the Board of Directors’ Meetings held on March 7th and April 4th, 2022 

  1. In March, the Board received its annual Financial and Administrative  Support Services updates and reports.  This included reports for: Financial, Property and Information Systems, Human Resources and Health and Safety,  People Receiving Service Summary, Governance Fiduciary Responsibilities and Transfer Payment Cycle.
  2. The Board received an update on the Mending The Chasm – Diversity, Equity and Inclusion upcoming educational sessions and facilitated dialogues.
  3. In April, the Board had an informative presentation and report from Sara Collyer, Director,  regarding CL Brant’s Mental Health Wellness Initiatives.
  4. The Board received a MCCSS “Journey to Belonging” update and presentation.
  5. The Board reviewed and approved its Risk Management Plan.
  6. Financial updates were received by the Board each month.
  7. The Board was informed of the current and potential future risk(s) to the agency
  8. There were 5 serious occurrences in February  and 3 in March.

Debbie Cavers, Executive Director

 

The following is an update from the Board of Directors’ Meetings held on January 10th and February 7th, 2022 :

  1. In January, the Board had a presentation and update on insurance trends  from  Scott Murray from Cowan Insurance.
  2. In February  the Board  had a very informative and positive  presentation from Rishia Burke, Director, on the current status of our ABCD work (including the Belonging Brant initiative) and the work of our various family groups.
  3. The Board completed its annual review and refresher of the following as required under QAM:  Mission Statement, Vision Statement, and Guiding Principles;  Bill of Rights;  Abuse Policy and Procedures; and Privacy of Information and Confidentiality Policy and Procedures
  4.  Financial updates were received by the Board.
  5. The Board received an update on the launch of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion project underway with Mending The Chasm.
  6. The Board received and reviewed a Funding Accountability Chart, which outlined key responsibilities of the Board of Directors.
  7. The Board was informed of the current and potential future risk(s) to the agency.
  8. There were  8 serious occurrences in December and 14 in January (12 of the 14 were related to the 2 COVID outbreaks) reported to the Ministry.

Debbie Cavers, Executive Director

 

The following is an update from the Board of Directors’ Meetings held on November 1 and December 6, 2021 :

  1. At the November meeting, the Board had a presentation and received a detailed update regarding  the current status and outcomes of CL Brant’s Person Centred Excellence Strategic Plan by Sara Collyer, Director.
  2. At the December meeting, the Full Management Team held its annual presentation to the Board regarding the various accomplishments and stories of success involving people we support and various services of the agency.
  3. The Board approved the addition  of three new Board members over the last two months and is very excited to have the new members join.  The new members are:   Zile Ozols, Tricia Klunder, and Duncan Ross.
  4. At the December meeting, the Board received greetings and an update from Leanne Bebee, our Program Supervisor with the Ministry of Children, Community, and Social Services.
  5. The Board received an update from a Board member’s experience in completing a Core Gift Interview and developing her Core Gift Statement with one of our Core Gift Master Facilitators.
  6. Financial Updates were received by the Board.
  7. The Board was informed of the current and potential future risk(s) to the agency.
  8. There were 2 serious occurrences reported  for  the months of October and November.

Debbie Cavers, Executive Director

 

The following is an update from the Board of Directors’ Meetings held on September 13 and October 4, 2021 :

  1. The Board had presentations from guest speakers both months.  In September, the Board heard from Joe Roberts, SkidRow CEO, regarding resiliency and well being.  In October, the Board had a presentation by Bruce Anderson from the Core Gift Institute  on the impact of the  Hope at Work training within CL Brant.
  2. An update was provided  by Cristin Ladner, Director, to the Board on CL Brant’s Core Gift work and a Community Support Services update .
  3. Financial Updates were received by the Board.  The Board approved Enviro Masters  to complete snow removal for CL Brant.
  4. The Board reviewed and gave its support for the proposed by-law amendments, resolutions ,and board of director nominees for the Community Living Ontario Annual General Meeting held September 29th.
  5. The Board reviewed its annual self-evaluation report and approved its Board Year Plan for 2021- 2022.
  6. The Board  reviewed and gave its approval  to begin an  internal  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion project.
  7. At the October meeting , the Board approved its revised and updated Governance Policies.
  8. The Board was informed of the current and potential future risk(s) to the agency.
  9. There were  8 serious occurrences reported  for June, July, and August and 2 serious occurrences for the month of September.

Debbie Cavers,  Executive Director

 

 

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