A Message from the President of our Board of Directors

 

 

Although there are many reasons why I volunteer with Connections Early Years Family Centre as the Board of Directors President, my driving force is the energetic and positive feeling I get every time I walk through the doors.  The staff is eager to greet all who visit the Centre with a friendly smile and warm conversation, and I am consistently impressed by their compassion and willingness to support our families in a way that is respectful, inclusive, helpful and understanding.  I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to our Executive Director, Barb Brown, and all our staff for their continued commitment to excellence.

 

At Connections, community holds great meaning to all who pass through the doors; it means providing a safe and interactive place for parents and caregivers to engage with their children and other families.  I reflect upon my experience at Connections with my son Travis fondly, and remember the opportunities we had to meet families from diverse cultures, languages and backgrounds. Connections is a unique Centre that provided us, as it does so many others, with a strong sense of community and numerous resources for our growing family.

 

In 2016 we were able to make great strides towards achieving our strategic priorities.  In our quest to become more accessible, we actively began the search for a new location that will promise ease of accessibility for all the families that join us at Connections; this exciting development will quite literally open the door to new possibilities for our community!  We also held our annual Trivia Night and Friends of Connections Gold Tournament which helped raise funds for our program development and established a Fund Development Committee to ensure we have consistent management of our fundraising to sustain our high level of service to the community.

 

At Connections we strive for excellence in our programming.  We want to consistently not only meet, but exceed, the needs and expectations of our families and we welcome any suggestions that you feel can help us to achieve this goal.  Thank you all for making 2016 a year of progress and success.  I look forward to seeing the difference we can make in 2017!

 

Sincerely,

 

Dr. Krista Loughead, ND Board President

 

2016 Annual Report

 

 

 

Connections Early Year Family Centre Board of Directors

 

Pam Barnett

Pam Barnett

Michael_DiMiao

Michael Di Maio

Ericka Greenham

Ericka Greenham

joe_guthrie

Joe Guthrie

Mike Hebert

Sara Hillis

Sara Hillis

Katrina Holland

Katrina Holland

Krista Loughead

Krista Loughead

Priti Patel

Priti Patel