The Compass AGM was held last week at West Edge Community Church. We thank them for so graciously opening their doors to us for the evening.
Here is the 2016 Annual Report. There’s a Chair Report by Pat Cullen with an overview of the last year and how “Community” is the first word that comes to mind when he thinks of The Compass. So true! Our mission, vision and goals are included. It’s so important we stay connected to our purpose. There are also graphs to help you understand the scope of what The Compass does and who we help. And finally the Treasurer’s Report and our financial statements.
Together, we provide help for today and hope for tomorrow.
Here’s our Spring Summer 2017 newsletter for you to enjoy! Highlights include a story on the success of the new Women’s Group, information on a beloved board member “almost” leaving, meet a leader featuring Lionel Albert, a feature on our new board chair David McKeown, and information on our new food labelling initiative.
Do you enjoy working in a friendly, interactive atmosphere that offers help and hope to our community? The Compass is in immediate need of volunteers for all our shifts. You can sign up as you go or volunteer on a regular schedule; whatever works best for you.
Volunteer Shoppers work one-on-one with our clients as they shop in the Market Food Bank. Hospitality volunteers prepare the snack trays, serve coffee and tea as well as keeping the dishes, kitchen and coffee shop area clean.
The shifts are:
Mon 2:30-5:30 pm / 5:15-8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm / 2:15-5:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am – 2:30 pm / 2:15-5:30 pm
For more information please contact:
Application @ http://thecompass.ca/volunteer
You probably remember the Men’s Group trip to Ottawa where MP Sven Spengemann presented their petition to Parliament on 18th Nov 2016. They received a response that we wanted to share.
Here’s the Petition
And here’s the response
Congratulations to the Men’s group and the lead of this activity Richard Antonio for their dedicated effort to champion ongoing poverty relief initiatives and programs. Richard is now the Chair the Peel Povery Action Group as a result of his action and interest in this topic. We expect more good things to flow from this group effort, and certainly acknowledge the increase in awareness among volunteers and clients at The Compass.