On June 11, CCEDNet members gathered online to participate in the 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM). Turnout was record high with nearly 100 registrants!
Feedback from our members following the AGM was positive:
- Thanks to the staff and board for all your great work!! Congrats on the great results from this year, and a successful AGM.
- C'était ma première participation à votre AGA. J'ai hâte de continuer de vous découvrir, vous êtes inspirants!
- Always great to check in with CCEDNet. Wish I had time to be more involved.
- I have such admiration for CCEDNet's people and work. Please keep doing what you are doing!
- Exciting to have so many people there.
Watch the AGM Recording
CCEDNet's Executive Director, Mike Toye, presented highlights from 2019 and as well as the audited financial statements.
Members congratulated new Board members Victor Beausoleil, Michelle Colussi, Kaye Grant, and Gail Henderson, and expressed gratitude to outgoing Board members Hazel Corcoran, Krista Bissiallon and Walter Hossli.
In a heartfelt presentation, Diana Jedig accepted CCEDNet's Stronger Together Award for exceptional contributions to community economic development and outstanding leadership in CCEDNet over the course of two decades. A tree has been planted in her honour in Reforest London's Celebration Forest, alongside trees planted for inaugural Stronger Together Award recipients Eunice Grayson, Stewart Perry, and Rankin MacSween, who were honoured at EconoUs2019.
Members also reviewed CCEDNet’s draft Theory of Change (ToC). The document is intended to ground the work of the organization in the principles of intersectionality and intersectoral collaboration, with the goal of fostering sustainable and inclusive communities directing their own futures. Members received the ToC with enthusiasm. Responses to the ToC included:
- I'll use this to explain CED To my parents :) Love the increased focus on climate resilience
- Appreciate the focus on marginalized community and grounding in lived experience
- I like the way the theory of change is laid out in a way that is easy to follow and easy to talk about. The values come out clearly and gives u ways to discuss shared and lived experiences.
- [I love how] it all hangs together... [with] the integration of climate with economy - brilliant!
The Board will continue to plan for further member engagement through its developement and its implementation across the organization.
Many thanks to the many members who participated, the staff who organized the logistics, and to CCEDNet's Board members who guide the Network throughout the year!