YOU ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
OF THE ALLIANCE TO
END HOMELESSNESS OTTAWA
Friday, September 21st, 2018
The Ottawa Mission
35 Waller Street
PLEASE RSVP HERE
8:45am – Registration
9:00am – AGM
9:45am – Keynote
HUNGER & AFFORDABLE HOUSING: A COMMUNITY APPROACH
Keynote Speaker: Michael Maidment, CEO Ottawa Food Bank
Every municipality, every town, and every city in Ontario is faced with
hunger. From securing fresh and healthy food sources, to driving change
through policy research and public education programs, the Ottawa Food Bank
unites local business leaders, the food industry, food banks and social
service agencies to work together to eradicate hunger across the city.
According to the Ottawa Food Bank’s 2017 Hunger Report, of those
accessing emergency food services in Ottawa 35% are children under 18, 35% are
families with children and 31% are living in social housing. Join Michael
Maidment, CEO of the Ottawa Food Bank to hear more about their work, advocacy
and systems level engagement with community partners to address the root
causes of hunger.
“Housing is the single biggest expense for people in Ottawa. And, for many
who turn to food banks, the biggest problem is access to decent affordable
housing,” said Maidment. “We have an election coming up. We have an
opportunity in front of us that we cannot miss. Building affordable housing
doesn’t only decrease homelessness, it reduces dependency on emergency food
Hunger is a symptom of poverty, and without long-term solutions to poverty
reduction, there will remain a need for food banks in Ontario.
NOTE: Members are invited to review the Alliance 2018 By-Law revisions and
2017-18 Financial Statements prior to the September 21st AGM.
Alliance By-Laws Revised 2018
Alliance By-Laws 2011
2017-18 Financial Statements
Background: By-Law Amendments 2018
At the 2017 Annual General Meeting of the Alliance, updates to the
organization’s General Operating By-Law No. 1 were proposed and approved.
These changes are reflected in the revised By-Law attached. The principal
changes were to replace “Steering Committee” with “Board”; broaden the
potential organizational membership; reduce the size of the Board, the
Executive Committee and the number of meetings; and change the fiscal year end
from December 31st to March 31st.
Since then, the Board has also reconsidered the categories of officers and
proposes to re-introduce the Vice-Chair position to the Board and the
Executive Committee. In addition, the responsibility (in Section 7.04) to
provide a semi-annual accounting of funds held in trust by the Corporation has
been moved from being a responsibility of the Secretary to being a
responsibility of the Treasurer (Section 7.05). These changes are also
reflected in the revised By-Law.