St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre is Permanently Closed
July 28, 2020
It is with regret that we must announce that the St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre is closing its doors after 40 years in the community.
As many of you know, CIVC experienced some significant challenges in 2019. While we had hoped to rebuild the Volunteer Centre over time, issues surrounding COVID-19 will adversely affect potential future events and fundraising activities for some time to come, and leave us too long without adequate resources to serve you.
Going forward, we highly recommend the online VolunteerConnector (volunteerconnector.org) for finding volunteer opportunities and for recruiting volunteers - a resource many of you are already using. The VolunteerConnector is undergoing constant improvements and serves the entire province, so if you haven't looked at it recently, we encourage you to visit it again.
For non-profit sector information, professional development, and networking opportunities, look to the Edmonton Chamber of Voluntary Organizations (ECVO), Volunteer Alberta, and the Alberta Nonprofit Network (ABNN) as well as national resources like CharityVillage and workinnonprofits.ca.
We thank you for your support over the years!
NOTICE OF A SPECIAL MEETING
In accordance with the bylaws of the St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre Society, notice is hereby given of a virtual Special General Meeting to be held on Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at 7:00pm.
The purpose of this Special General Meeting is to ask for the vote of the membership to dissolve the St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre Society as per Section 8.1 of the St. Albert CIVC bylaws.
Further, as per Section 8.4 of the St. Albert CIVC bylaws, members in attendance will also be asked to vote on a registered charitable organization to which remaining funds and assets will be transferred to upon dissolution. The Board of Directors is recommending remaining funds and assets be transferred to St. Albert Big Brothers/Big Sisters (formerly our own Sidekicks Mentoring program) and St. Albert Stop Abuse in Families (SAIF) Society.
In lieu of an Annual General Meeting (AGM), those agenda items will also be brought forward at this Special General Meeting. Items include:
Adoption of 2019 Annual General Meeting Minutes
2019 Annual Report
2019 Unaudited Financial Statements
Any member wishing to participate in the Special Meeting can contact the undersigned for virtual meeting details and agenda package.
Board Chair, St. Albert Community Information & Volunteer Centre