Presentation on theme: "Executive Director’s Report AGM May 27, 2010. Six full-time employees VEQ organized happy hours, coordinated bus transportation and supported community."— Presentation transcript:
Six full-time employees VEQ organized happy hours, coordinated bus transportation and supported community initiatives such as the Literacy Day to foster sense of belonging in the English-speaking community Facilitate the implementation of interesting initiatives such as the Junior Achievers’ Economic for Success program in our local English high schools Participated in the first St. Patrick’s Day parade in over 80 years by handing out candy and balloons to the crowd. Executive Director’s Message | May, 27, 2010. VEQ’s Success 2009-2010
VEQ hosted five successful Finding Your Niche networking and information sessions for newcomers Organized an additional Winds of Change Workshop thanks to the support of the CHSSN The VEQ Leadership Table met once again with politicians from various political parties to present the priorities and challenges of our community Successful Job Bank: over 150 employment positions posted during the year Executive Director’s Message | May, 27, 2010. VEQ’s Success 2009-2010
User-friendly website additions: job notifier job search tips a Google translation explanation and link 50+ section Executive Director’s Message | May, 27, 2010. VEQ’s Success 2009-2010
Executive Director’s Message | May, 27, 2010. Looking Ahead 2010-2011 Promotion of Bilingualism and Newcomers’ Integration Project: Twinning Project Social and cultural bilingual activities Community Newcomers’ Notebook Employee and family Orientation sessions English-speaking community monthly e-bulletin for newcomers Life Long Learners Community Directory 2011-2014 Hopefully more for seniors, newcomers and youth
Executive Director’s Message | May, 27, 2010. Thank You Thank you to VEQ’s departing board members: Treasurer: Brigitte Wellens Member-at-Large: Gina Farnell Board Members: Stephen Burke, Ann Martell, and _Ed Sweeney Thanks to our funders: Canadian Heritage, City of -- _Québec, Service Canada, CHSSN, Citadel Foundation Thanks to all our partners And finally thanks to you for supporting VEQ!