Thank you to all participants to our AGM!
It was our pleasure to see you at the 41st Annual General Meeting of CAH (Centres d’Accueil Héritage) on Wednesday, June 26, 2019. You can consult the digital version of CAH’s 2019 Annual Report that was distributed at the meeting.
CAH, 40 years later… Quel beau voyage!
(Our press release sent June 27, 2018)
It is with great pride that the members of the Board of Directors, the Executive Director and the team at CAH (Centres d’Accueil Héritage) celebrated the organization’s 40 years since its founding and the achievements of a highly productive 2018-2019 year, in front of community members, partners, funders, as well as residents and clients attending its Annual General Meeting (AGM) held on June 26 at CAH.
Last year’s rigorous work culminated in CAH’s accreditation by Accreditation Canada. Through this process, throughout 2018-2019, valuable work tools and evaluation and monitoring systems were developed that will enable the organization to reach out to its clients to meet their needs. This year also saw the addition of a third day to CAH’s Adult Day Program in Oshawa and the launch of the new CAH Reintegration Care Unit in Toronto, which added the missing link to the continuum of French-language community health services.
There were many opportunities throughout the year for the CAH team to meet and exchange suggestions and new ideas with clients, caregivers and community partners. Feedback from these exchanges along with input from stakeholders and members of the Board of Directors informed the development of the five-year strategic plan and the drafting of the new mission statement that better defines CAH’s scope of action: To provide services and programs for seniors and their caregivers promoting their quality of life, supporting their independence and encouraging them to participate in the life of the Francophone community.
The analysis of feedback from key players in the field of community health and affordable housing sectors confirms that CAH is deemed a partner of choice, characterized by its sound management, effective stakeholder relationships, and innovative approaches, all of which ensure quality service.
Florence Ngenzebuhoro, Executive Director of the Centre Francophone de Toronto (CFT), was the guest of honour at the AGM. “I was looking at the photos,” she said, waving the new CAH annual report documenting the organization’s 40th anniversary, “and I see joy. I think you have succeeded in creating a very welcoming, very happy environment here, and I think it makes all the difference for the residents.”
“The partnership between the CFT and CAH is very important, especially during the ongoing changes in the health sector in Ontario. CAH and CFT proactively filed a joint application with the Ministry to become one of Ontario’s health teams to serve the French-speaking population of the Greater Toronto Area,” announced Maryse Francella, outgoing Chair of the Board.
Following the AGM, the Board of Directors met to elect a new team. The members of the Executive Committee for 2019-2020 are now: Colette Raphaël (President), Marek Nesvadba (Vice-President), Joyce Irvine (Secretary and new member) and Sylvie Lavoie (Treasurer). The other directors of the Board include: Maryse Francella, Denis Frawley, Jamie Guerra and Claire Prest, and Richard Labelle (a second new member).