On behalf the Board of Directors, we would like to thank you very much for facilitating the work of creating a new strategic plan for our network. It was a pleasure to work with you and everything flowed smoothly. It is great to have this project complete! I hope we will get the opportunity to work together again in the future.
Rita Delaurier, Executive Director, Literacy Network Northeast
Thank you so much! Looking forward to the notes and your presentation was very well received! Lots of growth happening with the board and you helped steer more of that in the right direction. Really enjoy working with you and will keep you in mind for my other boards.
Natasha Cosulich Vemb, Board of Directors, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Clarington
Thank you again to you and Nancy for all the work, dedication and effort put into this Operations Review. We made the right choice in hiring you to do this project and on behalf of the board of directors, I express our deep gratitude.
Roz Werner-Arce, Board Chair, Durham Youth Services
Our strat plan is moving along better than I could have imagined. I chair the group of around 20 Board and staff who have been meeting monthly for the past 6 months and plan to continue through the fall. Great enthusiasm from all involved and much is being accomplished already, particularly on renewed focus on our Mission and Vision. And thanks again for getting us off on the right foot!
Frank Moore, Board Chair, Community Living Central Huron
YES, WE ARE HERE FOR YOU
COVID has changed our world, but not what we do at CMCS. We continue to help you make your non-profit better. In spite of COVID, over the past year we have helped organizations with their strategic plans, with their bylaws, with their policies on governance and operations and even with their executive recruitment. So everything is possible, even if we seem a little distant (LOL).
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When he was younger, Tom played hockey at the University of Toronto, once facing goalie Ken Dryden and Cornell University’s Big Red. Learn how it turned out along with more about Ken’s iconic mask.
Develop a Policy for Electronic Signatures
COVID has accelerated the move to electronic signatures on documents. Legal firm Osler suggests developing a policy.
Consider This: A Separate Strategic Plan for the Board of Directors
Strategic plans can help ensure better governance in non-profit organizations. Tom explains how. Read More
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RECENT GOLD C PLANNERS
Since the start of 2018, the following organizations have earned the coveted Gold C designation for strategic planning, awarded by CMCS:
Durham Region Child Care Forum Literacy Northwest
Elmira District Community Living Autism Home Base Durham
Literacy Network Northeast Centennial College School of Transportation
Community Living Trent Highlands Kenora Association for Community Living
York Region Centre for Community Safety Canoe FM
Community Living Dryden-Sioux Lookout Tollendale Village
Toronto Island Residential Community Trust E3 Community Services
York Region Violence Against Women Coordinating Committee
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