OMSSA Shares Updates at 2020 Annual General Meeting

OMSSA hosted its 2020 Annual General Meeting (AGM) virtually on Friday, September 25, 2020. Eligible voting members were invited to participate in and vote at the live AGM, and OMSSA was pleased to have more than 50 voting members present. 

AGM Highlights

  • OMSSA's President Dan McCormick delivered his report, highlighting OMSSA's strategic focus and achievements for the 2019 year

  • OMSSA's Executive Director Doug Ball delivered his report, outlining key operational accomplishments for 2019 and beyond

  • OMSSA's Treasurer Henry Wall shared OMSSA's 2019 financial statements and outlined key highlights in his Treasurer's Report

  • ​Members voted on and approved amendments to OMSSA's By-laws

  • ​OMSSA welcomed and introduced Board members returning for the second year of their two-year terms, including:

    • Luisa Artuso, Director, Children's Services, County of Wellington
    • Elaine Baxter-Trahair, CAO, Region of Durham *(Continues to assume the Past-President position)
    • Kevin Dickins, Acting Managing Director of Housing, Social Services and Dearness Home, City of London
    • Jonathan Dixon, Manager, Budgets and Finance, Social Services, Region of Durham
    • Grace Mater, Director, Children’s Services and Neighbourhood Development Division, City of Hamilton
    • Dan McCormick, CAO, District of Rainy River (DSSAB)
    • Henry Wall, CAO, Kenora District Services Board
  • OMSSA thanked departing Board member Laura Lepine, Director of Social Services with Renfrew County for her dedication and leadership on OMSSA's Board

  • Voting members heard remarks from five nominees (PDF) for OMSSA's 2020-2022 Board of Directors and were invited to participate in a secure online election immediately following the AGM

Video Highlights

OMSSA will be sharing video recordings of the President's Report, Executive Director's Report and Treasurer's Report here on this webpage in the coming days.

Board of Directors Elections

The election to fill three vacancies on OMSSA's 2020-2022 Board of Directors took place securely online between 10:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. EST on Friday, September 25, 2020, immediately following the AGM. 

Next Steps

OMSSA's incoming Board of Directors will convene on Friday, October 2, 2020 to elect Executive Officers of the Board. OMSSA's 2020-2021 Board of Directors will then be announced by email, and here on our website, on Monday, October 5, 2020.