On September 19, 2012 WSC held its 34th Annual General Meeting. Chaired by President Gail Johnson Morris, information about the year’s activities was presented by Honey Crossley, Executive Director.
The auditor, David Burkes, presented the Financial Statements. In spite of the sad news related to the closing of the WSC Practice Firm, the organization celebrated a financially successful year.
Ms. Crossley commended the staff members for their courage and commitment following the announcement by Employment Ontario in February, 2012 that the Practice Firm would, along with 13 other practice firms throughout Ontario, no longer be funded. Small tokens of appreciation were given to 10 staff to recognize their willingness to take on extra responsibilities while the Practice Firm completed an orderly wind down of business. WSC has established alternative programs to assist the clients previously served by this initiative, most notably the new Career Exploration Packages and the SAP implementation and end user work experience programs.
Gail Johnson Morris thanked the staff, especially the Executive Director, and her fellow Board Members stating that she was, “honoured and gratified to lead such a talented and dedicated group of individuals… having no doubt that the organization will continue to form more partnerships to empower clients to build successful futures.”
The audience of over 60 representatives of business, agencies, and friends of WSC enjoyed stories told by Diana Mazzone, a recent graduate who volunteered at the recent Olympic Games. Diana has joined the staff of WSC as the Social Media Community Coordinator. She spoke of her life before WSC, how proud she was to be a graduate of the Administrative Assistant with Desktop Publishing course, and how pleased she was to put her skills to good use working at Canada House in London to assist athletes’ family members to send news home during the games. WSC is very excited to have Diana as a contributing member of our staff.