On November 24, 2018, the Youth Project hosted an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) – a meeting open to membership of the Youth Project and the general public – to discuss the future of the organization and solicit feedback from the community at large.
During this meeting, through productive conversation between the community and Board of Directors, a commitment was made to host a second EGM in January 2019. Given that January has come and passed, the Board of Directors and Youth Board (the Joint Boards) would like to update community members on the status of a follow-up meeting.
Since November’s meeting, a great deal of the Joint Board’s attention has been focused on hiring new staff members, re-operationalizing the Youth Project’s various programs, and beginning the process of developing and reviewing organizational/board policies and procedures.
With the Youth Project’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) scheduled for June (exact date to be determined), it is the intention of the Joint Boards to spend the next three months focused on:
All of which would benefit from the expertise and lived experience(s) of our membership and/or community members. It is the intention of the Joint Boards to defer any winter EGM business to the regularly-scheduled AGM, where a more substantial update on the organization’s progress can be presented to membership. Those interested in assisting the Youth Project – or those with any questions – are encouraged to email [email protected].
Individuals interested in joining the Board of Directors are encouraged to visit youthproject.ns.ca/board-of-directors and complete an application. The Board is currently seeking individuals with expertise in human resources and financial management. Trans and BIPOC applicants will be prioritized.