2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Mission/Vision/Value Statements 3 Annual General Meeting Agenda 4 Report from the Board & Executive Director 5 Staff. 6 Financial Summary 7 Volunteer Recognition 8 Proposed Board of Directors & 10 Sponsors and Supporters 11 & 12
3 The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo - Wellington. Page 3 Who We Are The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington is a registered not-for-profit charity that provides support, advocacy, and programs to survivors of acquired brain injury and the children and youth in our community. We offer programs at a day program called The Opportunity Centre in partnership with Traverse Independence, where members can come from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday to participate in various social and leisure programs. We also offer a community education program called Lidz on Kidz which allows us to visit area shools promoting wearing the gear and playing safe with the proper helmet as well as a Caregiver s Support Group. Mission Statement To give support, hope and answers to survivors of acquired brain injury (ABI) Vision Statement To be recognized as pioneers in meeting the needs of survivors and their caregivers and setting the standard for innovative program delivery, education and prevention of ABI. Values Dignity Acceptance Respect Empowerment Goals and Objectives Improve current programs and develop new initiatives for survivors of ABI Develop customized support programs and information tools for caregivers Raise awareness and reduce incidence of ABI Programs offered at the Opportunity Centre Arts & Crafts Glass Fusing Movie Afternoons Music Gardening Tai Chi Both sitting and standing classes Care to Share Caregiver s Support Group Knitting Circle Sewing Massage WII Lidz on Kidz Community Outings A sincere thank you to Traverse Independence for your partnership and ongoing support.
4 The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo - Wellington. Page 4 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING October 9, :30 am The Opportunity Centre AGENDA 1. Welcome from Doug Wetherill, President 2. Approval of the Minutes of 2012 Annual General Meeting 3. Approval of Audited Report for Approval to appoint the financial team of Moore and Steel as auditors for Introduction of Board Members 6. Adjournment After our Annual General Meeting the Opportunity Centre will be having lunch. You are more than welcome to join us.
5 The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo - Wellington. Page 5 Report from the Executive Director and Board BIAWW s Board of Directors and Executive Director have had another busy year. We have continued to have a positive response from our sponsorship program and we are pleased to welcome many new supporters. Our big news this past year has been the recent move of our day program and our glass program to a bigger, and brighter space on Westheights Drive. Allowing all the services in partnership with Traverse Independence be delivered under one roof! Our Care to Share program, the support group for caregivers started up again in September, with the continued long term funding from the LHIN. It continues to be well attended both in Waterloo Region and Wellington County. Advocacy is a significant part of the mandate of the BIAWW and our educational program, Lidz on Kidz, has been active in supporting the goals in school, community programs and minor sport leagues within our region. This past year we were able to get our message out to over 10,000 youth. Drawing on the expertise of our member and volunteers, we were able to produce numerous glass pieces that were available throughout the community at various venues and run a fundraising venture that continues to be our biggest source of awareness. A large crowd gathered at Brilliance in Music in November to hear the Opportunities and Errol Blackwood. To start the golf season off right, we hosted our annual indoor virtual golf tournament at Golf Without Limits. On June 2 we hosted our first annual Heels & Wheels 5K Run, 1K Walk/Roll to kick off National Brain Injury Awareness month. It was developed to promote brain injury awareness and raise funds for the programs of the BIAWW. To end this year, we golfed at Tralee in September in our annual tournament honouring the memory of our friend Dana King and hosted the Hawaiian Mix & Mingle a unique networking event. Our volunteer lunch in April was well attended and helped to showcase our agency and members. We all worked together to end the summer at the annual Kitchener Blues Festival. Looking beyond the association, our Executive Director has continued to part of the ABI Steering Committee as part of a LHIN initiative to create new ABI services in Waterloo-Wellington including our Caregiver Support Group and ongoing ABI Training Series. Our Governance committee has again helped to secure some new board members. Our office assistant has helped the Executive Director in updating our database, volunteer management, community outreach, special event planning and social media updating. We, the board and our Executive Director, have ensured that the mission, vision and values of the BIAWW were upheld in all aspects of our work this year. Looking forward to the next year, our interaction with survivors, the community and our Provincial Organization will continue.
6 The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo - Wellington. Page 6 STAFF Executive Director: Patti Lehman Patti was hired in June 1999 and is in her 14th year in this position. She is looking forward to another year of leading the Association towards more and more services and support for our members and the community. Office Assistant: Robin Harrington Robin joined BIAWW in February She has assisted Patti with the planning of special events and coordinating sponsorships, administrative tasks, volunteer coordinating, database management and scheduling of glass shows. She has expanded her Social Media Network to include over 1,000 contacts that work with ABI survivors to gather information for community referrals, sharing information on ABI s and developing relationships for potential sponsorship opportunities. She has 10+ years experience working and volunteering within the non-profits in our community. Newsletter Staff: Kim Collier Kim continues to work with the BIAWW part-time as our newsletter editor. Kim s background includes graduation from Sheridan College in Art, and Conestoga College in Recreational Programming. She has been employed as an Art Teacher at Conestoga College, as well as a Paste-Up Technician. Kim continues to bring creativity and fun to our monthly newsletter. Lidz on Kidz Program Coordinator: Kim Knispel Kim has been with Lidz on Kidz since 2007 and took over as the education/event co-coordinator in fall of She enjoys working with the youth in our community and is currently heading up a concussion awareness program. She lives in Kitchener with her husband and 2 children. Music Program: Bruce Mutton Bruce Mutton has been working with the BIAWW for the past 9 and a half years coordinating and facilitating our music program. Bruce has over 20 years experience in the music field and has a degree in Recreation with a major in Music. He plays numerous instruments but considers his voice to be his primary instrument. He has been the driving force behind the success of this program that has won both provincial recognition and acclaim. 18A Westheights Dr, Kitchener ON N2N 2B8 Ph:
7 The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo - Wellington. Page 7 Financial Summary year ending December 31, 2012 Revenues and Expenditures REVENUE Trillium Grant $ 47,915 $ 54,960 Fundraising and other revenue 47,213 23,704 Kitchener United Way 26,714 27,514 Glass revenue 19,014 25,806 Corporate and private donations 157,650 50,958 Interest Membership , ,776 EXPENSES Wages and benefits 104, ,408 Support programs 39,726 40,991 Rent 9,600 9,600 Glass Program 12,913 13,262 Professional Fees 8,008 5,353 Telephone 3,890 3,989 Office 4,329 1,344 Insurance 2,876 2,786 Transportation 3,290 2,748 Memberships and courses Advertising and promotion Interest and bank charges ,897 EXCESS OF REVENUE OVER EXPENSES $ 108,185 $ 879 These figures are from the Audited Financial Statements for the business year January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012 To receive a complete set of statements please call or
8 The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo - Wellington. Page 8 Summary of Statistics January 1, 2012 December 31, 2013 Direct Contact with Public (Telephone, , 21,273 website visits, social media contacts, walk-in s) Special Event Contacts (participated in Golf Tournaments, visits to Glass Booths, Open 7,425 House guests and Blues Festival BBQ) Total of Contacts 28,698 PROGRAM PARTICIPATION Opportunity Centre (average per week) Education - Lidz on Kidz (Classroom, helmet distribution, booth participation) Volunteer Recognition The BIAWW is pleased to report that between January 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012 we had 46 volunteers who gave a total of 4,450 hours of their time, energy and skills to our clients and our association. According to the Canadian Centre for Philanthropy; Volunteer Calculator the hours equal $77,145. Your time and dedication is greatly appreciated by the BIAWW. Positions filled by volunteers this year included: Board of Directors, Musicians, Music Program Assistants, Glass Fusing Programs, Trade Shows, Special Event Volunteers, Communication Committee, Fundraising Committee, Care to Share Support Group, Zehrs tapes coordinator. During National Volunteer Week 2013, on April 17 we hosted a volunteer appreciation luncheon with Traverse Independence to recognize our volunteers. This luncheon was held at the Opportunity Centre. We recognize that the work the Association does could not be completed if it wasn t for the support of our volunteers. You are each appreciated and we thank you. Way to go volunteers, what exceptional work you have done this year. 115 clients served. 8,486 hours served 9569 Board of Directors 2012 Tish Byrne Director Joseph Cescon - Director Angie Cunningham - Director Craig Dieterle Treasurer (Resigned March 2013) Ben Fluter Director Christina Gojmerac - Secretary Philip Hatcher - Director Teneil MacNeil Secretary (Resigned April 2013) Cindy Miller - Director Joanne Nunn-President (Resigned May 2013) Kimberley Piggott - Director Doug Wetherill Vice-President Alfreda Anco Ken Beggs Jan devisser James Easton Donna Ferguson Joan Gordon Caroline Hall Moria Hunter Kenyon Rob Kattenhorn Liz Kruse Beth Jameson Al Lucas Paula Mahoney Josie Merkley Chris Morton Ginny Pope Volunteers Rob Soosar Gordon Smolic Randy Stewart Rollo Laurene Sprowl Jean Williams Dorthea Wentzel Jessica Zettle Mariane Zettle
9 The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo - Wellington. Page 9 Proposed Board of Directors for 2013 Tish Byrne Tish Byrne has more than 25 years of experience working with children, adolescents and adults who have special needs, including mental health, and acquired brain injury. Tish is also involved in consulting with professionals and families, providing support and education about acquired brain injury. Tish is actively involved with the London Brain Injury Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington (BIAWW) and she frequently and readily supports the work and fundraising initiatives of the BIAWW. For the past seven years, she has co-led a monthly support group for acquired brain injury survivors and their families in Perth County. Joseph Cescon Joseph Cescon is a personal injury lawyer who practices throughout Ontario. Initially drawn to the study of law intending to work as a legal scholar and professor, Joe shifted his focus after the tragic loss of a family member in a work accident. Intent on advocating for victims rights, Joe sought out an articling position with a top personal injury firm in Toronto in Since that time, Joe has devoted his practice entirely to representing injured people and their family members. Angie Cunningham Angie has been a BIAWW board member since 2011 and has enjoyed volunteering and participating at numerous events prior to joining the board. Last year Angie was pleased to help develop the first Heels & Wheels 5K Run, 1 K Walk/Roll which raised over $25,000 for the BIAWW. She has been working in the field of rehabilitation for over 15 years an is the director of a rehabilitation support company that work specifically with survivors of acquired brain injury. Angie is a strong supporter of pet therapy and therapeutic horse back riding. She has two horses of her own that she rides regularly through the town of Ayr. Ben Fluter Ben Fluter works as the Community Relations Manager for a National Home Care Company. Ben has a strong background in marketing, communications, and business development. He and his team work with individuals of all ages that need help achieving more independence in their lives. They provide supports to families requiring additional assistance and guidance to better manage the challenges and responsibilities of day to day living. Ben's interest in BIAWW spawned from a family friend who suffered a brain injury in an auto collision; while - in his professional life - continually seeing the need for additional supports in the community. He thought that his marketing and business development experience may be able to help increase awareness of the BIAWW throughout the region and now sits on the Board as a Director of the Association. Christina Gojmerac Dr. Christina Gojmerac is a licensed clinical neuropsychologist. She holds a doctorate in psychology from the University of Toronto. She has intern and staff experience working in hospital and private practice settings providing neuropsychological assessments and cognitive rehabilitation to adults and seniors who have acquired traumatic brain injuries, neurological conditions, and mental health disorders. She is also actively involved in research, student supervision, and teaching. Philip Hatcher Philip Hatcher is the Vice President of Marketing & Business Development for a local technology firm that specializes in crowd-sourced fundraising for charities and non-profit organizations. Philip is a graduate of the Master of Business, Entrepreneurship & Technology (MBET) program at the University of Waterloo and holds a B.A. (Honours) in Psychology (Behaviour Neuroscience) with a thesis in the area of acquired brain injury, titled Exploring the effects of prism adaptation on motor and perceptual judgments of centre. Philip is the Vice-President and Communications Chair of the BIAWW Board of Directors.
10 The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo - Wellington. Page 10 Cindy Miller Cindy is a Case Manager and a Canadian Certified Life Care Planner in the field of rehabilitation. Her experience and practice centers primarily around coordinating services and care for catastrophically injured individuals, as well as providing the cost of future care for those with acquired brain injuries and spinal cord injuries. She has an undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Western Ontario. She has also completed a three year diploma in Sports Injury Management and was a certified as a athletic therapist. She attends various courses, seminars and conferences to broaden her skills on an ongoing basis. Kim Piggott Kim is a sister and caregiver of her brother who sustained a catastrophic ABI in She was very involved with her brother in all aspects of recovery acute to giving/support. She has direct insight in the needs and challenges, both immediate and long term, of survivors, families and caregivers. For the past seven years she has co-led a monthly ABI support group in Perth County. She graduated from Conestoga College in Business Management and attained much experience in business, in the small and large corporation capacity. Her skill set includes - sales, purchasing, project management and finance. For the past nine years she has focused on her small business jointly with her husband, and the development and operations of real estate. Doug Wetherill Doug Wetherill is President of a small Rehabilitation Therapy company outside of Kitchener, Ontario. As a Rehabilitation Therapist, he has over 7 years of proven expertise providing effective rehabilitation support to individuals with acquired brain injury. With this experience, Doug develops a close relationship with each client and assists in the assessment of functional, behavioral, and cognitive skills. Doug s Master of Arts degree in Education and background in teaching enable him to help clients absorb and incorporate new routines or find appropriate venues for community integration. He contributes to the design and delivery of treatment programs which reduce the impact of impairments, promote independence and improve well-being. Doug works closely with clients on personal and domestic activities of daily living, leisure, schoolwork, social and community integration, vocational coaching, mentoring, and training in skill acquisition. Doug has served as a member of the Board of the BIAWW since January 2012 and is currently serving as the Vice president. He is proud to work with this organization and is looking forward to another terrific year. Doug lives with his wife and 2 children in Guelph, Ontario.
11 The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo - Wellington. Page 11 Thank you to our Sponsors and Supporters October 1, 2012 to October 31, 2013 In Partnership Major Funders Platinum Sponsors Gold Sponsors Paquette Travers & Deutschmann Rehab Results Bronze Sponsors Economical Insurance Graves.Richard.Harris LLP; Personal Injury Lawyers Major Supporters Third Party Fundraisers Sun Life Financial Ladies Charity Golf Tournament
12 The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo - Wellington. Page 12 * Our membership and individual donations are not listed, in our Annual Report, due to confidentiality. We thank all that have contributed to the fundraising efforts of the BIAWW. Brilliance In Music 2012 Errol Blackwood and the Injah Band Shon Carroll Sound Rebound The Moose Lodge M&M Meat Shops Costco Canadian Linen and Supplies Indoor Golf Classic 2013 Foursome Sponsor Bartimaues Inc. Montana s Ira Needles Ontario Science Centre Pace Law Firm Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) Select Sports Sheridan Nurseries Steam Whistle Brewery Sun Life Financial Susan Murphy Registered Massage Therapy Thomson Rogers Personal Injury Lawyers Tom Jeary Toronto Argonauts Football Club Inc. Toys R Us Kitchener Vinter s Cellar Waterloo Dana King Memorial 2013 Flag Sponsors Advance Therapy Graves.Richard.Harris LLP - Personal Injury Lawyers Noble Trade Prize Sponsors Adventure Guide Bartimaues Inc. Bingemans Braun s Is Bicycles Breslau Art Glass Buffalo Bills Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory Casey s Grill Bar CIM Rehabilitation Consulting City of Kitchener Creekside Estate Winery Drayton Entertainment Empire Theatres Ira Needles Framing & Art Centre Golf Without Limits GolfNorth Properties Good Life Fitness Market Square Great Lake Helicopter Holiday Inn Kitchener-Waterloo Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) Lawlor Therapy Support Services Lear Communications Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment McLeish Orlando Critical Injury Lawyers Medival Times Dinner & Tournament Mel s Dinner Miller Thomson Acute Environmental & Safety Securities Edward Jones Robert Vine Great Canadian Holidays & Coaches Wendy Tuckwood Royal Lepage Scharf Realty Hawaiian Mix & Minglr 2013 Hors d oeuvres Sponsor Oyster Sponsor Supported By 570 News Caudle s Catch Waterloo Region Record Westmount Golf and Country Club VIA Rail Canada Oyster Sponsor Pace Law Firm Event Sponsors Cambridge Psychology Centre Henderson Structured Settlements Robertson Brown Health Services We Care Home Health Services
13 The Brain Injury Association of Waterloo - Wellington. Page 13 Door Prizes Bartimaues Inc. Gordon W. Harris Professional Corporation Lawlor Support Services Miller Thompson LLP Shirley Levene Gluckstein Personal Injury Lawyers Graves.Richard.Harris LLP: Personal Injury Lawyers Heels & Wheels 2013 Silver Shoe Sponsors Bronze Shoe Sponsors Thomson Rogers Personal Injury Lawyers Alert/Best Nursing & Home Care Step Up Program/Brain Injury Services Gold Shoe Sponsors The Day Program of the OC keeps me motivated and I have made a family here. It is one big happy family. Without this program I would be sitting at home and not progressing. ~Jean Williams The BIAWW has made me the person I am today and brought me out of my shyness. I have made friends with peers who understand me and can relate to my ABI. ~Kelly Easton The Day Program gives me a sense of normalcy and community, friendship, a purpose in life in a non-judgmental atmosphere ~Moe Fabick My husband has an acquired brain injury and I have been his full time caregiver for a long time. The CARE TO SHARE support group offered by the Brain Injury Association of Waterloo-Wellington has proved to be an invaluable help for me. I have met many others, spouses and parents caring for their loved ones and it s made me realize that I m not alone. There are many others that understand what it s like to be in this role We have shared our stories, we have laughed and cried together and a few of us have become firm friends. The facilitators are certainly knowledgeable, insightful and empathetic. ~Karen Gee On behalf of the Kingscourt Group (Waterloo MB Church & Shamrock co-op) I would like to thank the BIAWW and the Lidz on Kidz program for the helmets you provided to the children in this community. They were very excited to receive them and now will be safer on their bikes. ~Stefanie MacGregor Waterloo MB Church
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