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New Financial Controller

Sad to say our previous financial controller Dave Lashuk has retired. We wish you the best of luck in your future plans!

We would like to extend our welcome out to Richard Furama who has taken over the financial controller position. We look forward to working with you with years to come!

SPAN wins award from ACDC for innovation!

SPAN Board chair Tom Melnyk and Executive Director Tim Bear accept the innovation award from Community and Social Services Minister Irfan Sabir at a gathering of the Alberta Council of Disability Services early in May. SPAN received provincial recognition recently as the recipient of the Innovation Award from ACDC. The award recognizes “dynamic and emergent solutions in Community Disability Services” with SPAN being singled out for its social enterprise endeavors to support persons with disabilities.

“This is the only award the provincial body gives out, and it recognizes the most innovative agency in the province,” SPAN executive Director Tim Bear said, expressing his delight in accepting the award. “While social enterprises have been around for more than 100 years, SPAN is leading the way in Canada with intentional business in the charitable sector,” reads SPAN’s nomination for the award. Making note of SPAN’s latest and largest social enterprise endeavor, the Hampton Inn by Hilton in St. Paul, the nomination points to it as being a means to “generate capacity and address a community need, create employment for target populations, generate income for the agency outside of government funding”.

Clova Lehr, ACDS director of accreditation and services, said the Innovation Award winner is selected by the 130 members of ACDC. She said SPAN’s selection this year recognized the organization’s endeavors in sustainability of services and funding, and the fact that it has opened a business that “gives back to the community” in terms of employment opportunities and being a contributor to the local economy.

Lehr said the sector is seeing an increasing shift among its members to explore social enterprises to secure long-term funding for service delivery and long term programming for the clients they serve.

May Volunteer, Team Builder & Community Capacity of the month

Volunteer: Congratulations to all our Casino Workers for winning volunteer of the month! Thank you all for taking the time out of your weekend to come to fort MacMurray to work a fundraising casino weekend with us! It is greatly appreciated!

Team Builder: Congratulations to Susan Conchas for always being available to work in any home when asked!

Community Capacity: Congratulations to Extendicare for winging Community Capacity of the month! Thank you for working well with our clients while they volunteer within your organization.

 

The management team would like to thank each and everyone of you for all your hard work!

 

May Staff of the month!

Congratulations to Richard Furama for winning staff of the month!

The management team would like to thank you for all your hard work and dedication to learning our accounting programs and understanding everything so quickly! Keep up the good work!

April Volunteer, Team Builder & Community Capacity of the month

Volunteer: Congratulations to Cheryl Cartier for winning volunteer of the month. Thank you for volunteering your time at Next to New store.

Team Builder: Congratulations to Home 2 Team for winning Team Builder of the month. Thank you for working together through such a tough time with regards to a loss of a client within this home.

Community Capacity: Congradulations to Hompton Inn by Hilton for winning Community Capacity of the month. Thank you for hiring some of SPAN’s clients to work within the hotel.

 

The management team would like to thank each and every one of you for all the hard work you do. Keep it up!

March Volunteer, Team Builder and Community Capacity of the month

Volunteer: Congratulations to Doug Romanovich for winning March volunteer of the month! Thank you for volunteering your time at Next To New on your days off.

Team Builder: Congratulations to Kent Murray for winning March Team Builder. Thank you for deligating the hotel, keeping it organized and training all your staff.

Community Capacity: Congradulations to Penny fox for winning March Community Capacity. Thank you for organized the WOw conference at the Hampton Inn by Hilton St. Paul.

 

The management team would like to thank each and everyone of you for all your hard work!

March Staff of the Month

Congratulations to Calvin Bodnar for winning staff of the month of March!

The management team would like to thank you for working so hard and on a timely matter at removing all snow at the property management buildings, main office and subdivision!

Keep up the hard work Calvin!