Bidding will be open until the silent auction closes at the 1st Annual Joey Moss & Friends Golf Tournament on Thursday, August 16th, 2018.
Please visit www.32auctions.com/JoeyMossandFriends2018 to place your bid!
Congratulations to the WSA Float team for all of their hard work preparing the WSA Float for the K-Days Parade on Friday, July 20th. The Float won "Most Creative" this year, marking the 2nd win for the WSA team. Celebrating our 60th Anniversary in 2013, WSA won "Best Non-Profit Float". Congratulations to everyone who helped out with this very exciting win!
This year, the Empties to WINN program was nominated and became a Finalist for a 2018 Emerald Award in the category of Community Group or Not-For-Profit: Large Organization. Yay ETW!
The Emerald Awards have recognized and celebrated the outstanding environmental achievements of large and small businesses, individuals, not-for-profit associations, community groups, youth, and governments for the past 27 years.
The Winnifred Stewart Association welcomes Sue White as our incoming CEO.
Sue has been actively working with and on behalf of people with disabilities, and in the social profit sector, for over a decade. As Vice President with Special Olympics Alberta she worked with over 3,500 athletes who have an intellectual disability to develop sport skills, social skills and self-esteem. Prior to that Sue was Finance Manager for The GRIT Program, an inclusive, early childhood program for young children with developmental disabilities.
Outside of work, Sue is also closely connected to the social profit sector. She is currently serving as Board Chair for the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations and with the help of her two children, Sue's family fosters assistance dogs in training for Dogs With Wings.
The legacy of Winnifred Stewart is humbling and her belief that people with developmental disabilities have valuable contributions to make to our communities, is one that Sue embraces. WSA is so excited to welcome Sue to the WSA family!
We will miss Larry Smook dearly, and we wish him the best in his future adventures. The past 12 years of Larry's leadership will always be remembered fondly and with admiration for his strong ability to advocate for WSA in the sector.
Thank you so much to the PREL 240 class at Grant MacEwan for their extremely well put together Integrated Marketing Plans that they created for the Winnifred Stewart Association and more specifically, the Empties to WINN program. We very much look forward to reviewing the plans and recommendations that were provided and, hopefully, implementing some of the ideas and strategies!
It was a pleasure working with the PREL 240 class! Thank you for all of your hard work and your amazing presentations!
Thank you so much to Spotlight Productions and Telus for exploring and sharing the story of Winnifred Mary Stewart. Winnifred's brave and trail-blazing story is what has inspired the Winnifred Stewart Association over the last 65 years and continues to pave the path we are on today.
Please watch the documentary and share!
The WSA Board is looking for dedicated, community oriented people to join them in empowering and inspiring the dreams of people with developmental disabilities. The WSA Board is looking for members who:
- Have a passion to work on behalf of individuals with disabilities to further their overall well-being and quality of life.
- Have previous Board or other volunteer experience is highly desirable.
- Have a willingness to further your understanding of Alberta Human Services’ policies surrounding Persons with Developmental Disabilities (PDD).
- Demonstrate a high level of engagement in board meetings, committee meetings, related community events, and special events of the Association.
- Have professional expertise in one or more of the following areas: Government relations, legal, risk management, human resources, community engagement, fundraising, marketing, public relations, event planning, lobbying, and/or accounting.
For more information, please review the Board of Directors Posting. Please submit applications to Emily Boomer at email@example.com.