In 2004, the efforts of numerous volunteers and the support of the Alberta nonprofit community contributed to the development of CCVO to fill a void in the sector. Over the past 15 years, with continued community support, CCVO has been committed to giving voice to nonprofits across Alberta and strengthening the sector.
Please join us on Tuesday, September 17 for our fifteenth Annual General Meeting as we reflect on how the sector has changed since our founding and what the future holds for nonprofits in Alberta. We are pleased to welcome two of CCVO's founders, Martha Parker and Wayne Stewart in this conversation following the business meeting and prior to the reception.
4:00 p.m. Business Meeting
4:30 p.m. Conversation with Martha Parker and Wayne Stewart
5:00 p.m. Networking Reception
AGM voting rights are available to one representative of each nonprofit member organization. Not currently a CCVO member? Click below to renew or purchase a new nonprofit membership.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
After a 27 year career with a major oil company with senior management responsibilities in marketing, product research, human resources, and public affairs, Wayne has spent the last several years in the nonprofit sector. Wayne has served as Executive Director of the Calgary Foundation, project director of HomeFront, President and CEO of the Calgary Homeless Foundation during the development of the plan to end homelessness, and as consultant to charities on a range of issues. He has been called upon frequently where organizations face difficulty and change is needed and has led a variety of successful change processes with results that have been sustained over time. Committed to a continuing learning journey, his latest degree in philosophy, with a focus on ethics, has reinforced a lifetime concern for ethical practices in all sectors. He is a passionate advocate for and practitioner of servant leadership, a leadership model with a strong ethical component. Wayne has just recently completed terms of service as nonprofit executive-in-residence at Mount Royal University and on the stewardship committee of the Calgary Poverty Reduction Initiative. He continues to provide leadership within his Anglican church on stewardship and outreach.
Martha Parker retired from her sixteen-year position as the Executive Director of Volunteer Calgary in October of 2004. She has been practicing retirement ever since. Martha served on literally dozens of community initiatives during and after her career. She was a member of the Joint Coordinating Committee of the National Voluntary Sector Initiative and was one of the founding members of Volunteer Alberta, the national Advisory Council of Volunteer Centres, The Canadian Federation of Voluntary Sector Networks, the Calgary Corporate Volunteer Council, Leadership Calgary, and CCVO. Martha is a past co-chair of the Alberta Nonprofit/Voluntary Sector Initiative. Her favorite areas of debate are re-thinking volunteerism, integrating human resource management in the nonprofit sector, knowledge philanthropy, and strategic corporate community engagement. She was chosen to receive one of the first five fellowships presented by the Muttart Foundation resulting in the publication of Partnerships: For Profits and Not for Profits Together. On a lighter note Martha enjoys trashy novels, movies that make you weep and will do anything to avoid going camping.