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Please mark your calendars - our next AGM will be held on
June 4, 2016 in Brandon.

On Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Victoria Inn in Winnipeg, Innovative Life Options hosted their 15th Annual General Meeting (AGM).  What a great event, full of energy and enthusiasm.  There were 87 people in attendance.
 
We started the afternoon off with a wonderful “Meet and Greet”.  Everyone was interacting with the LIFE staff and Board of Directors, meeting new people, visiting and connecting with old friends.  Our new Executive Director was so pleased to see such a great turnout and to speak with so many ICOF employers and network members.  Life staff was able to provide resources for people to gather information on numerous topics such as healthy living, aging, summer activities and information from various support organizations.  There were several Options for Services contractors and the OFS Coordinator to tell us more about their services and what they can offer to an ICOF employer.There was also a “Passion Filled LIFE” session led by Lynda Dobbin-Turner and several other LIFE staff members.  People were given an opportunity to think about, explore and challenge themselves to find ways to have more passion in their lives.  Many of the ICOF employers shared their passions with enthusiasm. 

During the AGM, the General Membership approved the 2014/2015 audited financial statement presented by the Board Treasurer and elected three new board members. (An updated 2015/2016 Board of Directors list is available, please click here.)  Both the Chairperson and our new Executive Director presented year end reports, reviewing all the various activities we heard about and accomplishments of the organization.

Thank you to everyone for taking time out of their weekend to attend.  We look forward to seeing you each year.  It was great to see new faces and familiar friends.  Please let us know if you have any questions or ideas.  We would love to hear from you!

FAQ's about the AGM...

  • What is an AGM?
    An AGM is an Annual General Meeting (annual means it happens once a year).  An AGM is a business meeting for the members of the organization so that they can find out how well LIFE managed the business over the past year.  Every single participant of In the Company of Friends and his/her support network is a member of LIFE automatically, at no charge.  Other people in the community can become members if they are interested but they need to pay $5.00.

  • Why do we have an AGM?
    As an organization supported by the government and the community, it is a law that LIFE must have an AGM every single year.  It is the time that everyone gets together and talks about all the things that the organization has done over the year and the way in which money was spent.  An AGM is there to ensure that LIFE is accountable.  Being accountable means LIFE is being responsible to the members and letting them know that they are doing the best work that they can.

  • What happens at the AGM?
    Three things happen each year.

    First, the auditor (an accountant who has reviewed all the expenses and bank statements) presents a report to let the membership know that money is being handled correctly.

    Second, the President of the Board and the Executive Director will provide a report which outlines the things that have happened over the year.

    And lastly, there will be elections for the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors is a volunteer group of people who agree to meet regularly and make important decisions for LIFE.

“Working together, ordinary people
can perform extraordinary feats.
They can push things that come into
their hands a little higher up, a little
further on towards the heights
of excellence.”

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Click here for 2014 AGM

Click here for 2013 AGM

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