Our Community On Board
“The community benefit sector provides vital supports that contribute to the health and well-being of communities and is powered by a valuable volunteer human resource” says Kim Cusimano, Executive Director, PIN – The People and Information Network.
“Coaching your children’s sports team, driving your mom for cancer appointments, Meals on Wheels for your grandfather, supporting food insecurity, accessing health services and housing, engaging in faith, arts and culture and more; nonprofits and charities are woven into our lives.” says Cusimano
Volunteer involvement is key to community and to meeting the mission of nonprofits and charities, including the leadership of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors has key functions including ensuring that the purpose of the organization is achieved; maintain, preserve, and develop the organization through governance and management of the organization’s resources and to develop strategic priorities that sets policy, direction and decisions.
PIN – The People and Information Network builds capacity through board training, consultation for the nonprofit sector and leads programming around board governance. With thanks to the sponsorship of Co-operators, two individuals who identify as First Nations, Métis, Inuit, visible minorities/racialized persons, new Canadians, LGBTQI2+ and persons living with disabilities will have the opportunity to participate in the ‘Our Community on Board’ program at no charge.
“Co-operators believes in community” says Cusimano, “investment in community and barrier free access are key to ensuring that all individuals have the ability to contribute. These contributions are vital to welcoming diverse perspectives which in turn lead to good governance.”
Contact Kim Cusimano, Executive Director [email protected]