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69th Annual General Meeting (AGM)

The 69th Annual General Meeting was held In Person on Thursday, September 21, 2023 at 7:00 pm. The AGM featured the following:

•    Approval of the 2023 AGM Draft Agenda
•    Approval of the 2022 AGM Draft Minutes 
•    Approval of the 2022/2023 audited financial statements 
•    Designation of the financial auditor for 2023/2024
•    Election of the 2023/2024 Board of Directors 
•    Por Lay Shek/CLYS Scholarships 
•    Guest Speaker

Guest Speakers:
Janeen Halliwell and Paul Flemming from People Minded Business

Journey to Belonging. Reforming our sector and a future of choice and inclusion.

Have you heard about Journey to Belonging, the government’s vision for reforming the developmental services sector? Join us to hear about the potential impacts of Journey to Belonging on the people supported by Community Living York South, their families, and our organization, and what we can do to prepare together. Join Janeen Halliwell and Paul Fleming, Partners at People Minded Business, to explore what DS sector reform means for you and those around you.

* Light food and refreshments will be served.

For more information or if you have any questions about the AGM, please email ekatchen@communitylivingyorksouth.ca

Member Documents:

Member Proxy Form
2022-2023 Annual Report 

Board Member Nominations:

Mona Halawa

Mona Halawa is a Human Resources Associate at Financial Agency, responsible for the management of employees at the company’s client, Uncle Tetsu, in their locations across Canada. Detail-oriented and with a natural drive to connect with people, Mona prides herself in building a solid base for a healthy workplace culture and positive teamwork. Previously, Mona worked in the field of Early Childhood Education as a Managing Partner at JumpStart Preschool in Amman, Jordan.

Mona’s most enriching life experience has always been achieved through her own family. She is the mother of three, her eldest having a developmental and physical disability since birth. While living in Amman, Mona worked with other mothers of children with disabilities to spread awareness and advocate for better services and resources in their communities. She was one of the founders of Sana, a non-profit organization with a mission to empower people with disabilities and their families by organizing support groups, instituting education funds, and finding employment opportunities for people with disabilities. She also served on the Board of Directors at The Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Jordan, a government entity that develops policies and manages quality controls for organizations that serve people with disabilities. Mona also worked with Sadaqa, a campaign that advocates for Jordanian working women and emphasizes the importance of daycares at the workplace, in order to increase the participation of women in the Jordanian economy.

Mona has travelled extensively, including throughout the U.S. and Europe, as well as to Japan. This exposure and opportunity to learn from different communities has guided Mona in her desire to promote a global outlook for what she strongly believes is a united language when it comes to the life experience of individuals with disabilities and their families.

Vince Gennaro

As a trusted member of the business community in York Region, Vince is President of Canex Contracting.  He has been in this role since 2006 and also remains busy between his family, volunteer and community work.  Vince is active in the Richmond Hill Bocce and Seniors Club and Team Captain of the Mental Health in Motion cycle in support of Youth Mental Health. In addition, past volunteer roles include coaching for the Richmond Hill Hockey Association as well as working on the Coaches Selection Committee.   Vince is married and the proud father of four children. 

Shana Kapustin

Shana Kapustin is an executive Human Resources professional with over 25 years of experience across multiple sectors, most recently in Information Technology and distribution. She is a Certified Human Resources Management (CHRM) leader and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, along with a secondary degree in Occupational Health & Safety. Shana is currently the Senior Director, Human Resources at TD SYNNEX Canada.  As giving back is a large part of her life, Shana sits on the Board of Directors of Girls Inc. of York Region as well as the Board of Directors of York Hills Centre for Children, Youth & Families and was a Text Crisis Responder with Kids Help Phone for three years.