The Weyburn Group Home Society Inc. held their Annual General Meeting on June 24.
It has been a challenging and exciting year for the WGHS. In December, the Board of Directors announced the appointment of Colin Folk as Executive Director. He and his family moved back to Weyburn in August of 2014. Colin was raised in Weyburn and has always appreciated the sense of community Weyburn presents. After high school at the Weyburn Comprehensive School, he attended the University of Regina with a start in Social work and moving onto Indigenous Studies. Colin has worked 16 years at Ranch Ehrlo Society and by accepting this Executive Director position, he is committed to continue in this challenging, but rewarding career.
Another significant event that occurred over the year was an agency review with the Ministry of Social Services - Community Living Services Division. The review was successful in improving the current programs, as well as exploring new pathways for growth. These changes have strengthened and transformed the agency into a strong community based organization resulting in all programs currently operating at full capacity, as well as a waiting list. Colin's leadership abilities have been instrumental in the success of the review along with the cooperation and work of the staff who have undergone extensive training in various areas. The Board of Directors have expanded over the past year. The Board is comprised of a very strong, energetic and highly diversified group of people who commit their time and abilities to the agency.
The audited financial statement was presented by Cogent Chartered Professional Accountants and reflects that the agency continues to practice good fiscal management and remains in a financially sound position.
The agency recently launched a new website www.weyburngrouphomesociety.com which will serve to enhance communication for and about the agency.
Marj Wanner, Chairperson, noted in her report that she is grateful to be part of this important organization and looks forward to further growth, community engagement and improvement as the Weyburn Group Home Society moves into the 2015-16 term.