Shepherds of Good Hope’s 2018 Annual General Meeting

On June 27th, Shepherds of Good Hope held our 2018 Annual General Meeting, an event to mark our 35th anniversary, to introduce our new brand to our stakeholders, and award members of our community who have demonstrated what it means to be a Shepherd. Our keynote speaker, Jesse Thistle, spoke candidly about his struggle with addiction and how Shepherds of Good Hope was there for him in his darkest hours. At this event, we also released our 2017-2018 Annual Report to our supporters.

The following were the winners announced during our awards ceremony:

Community Involvement Award

Recognizes and celebrates outstanding individuals, corporations or organizations of the community who have made significant contributions toward the betterment of the lives of the marginalized.
McMillan

Community Partnership Award

Recognizes partnerships that exemplify excellence in service for the benefit of the homeless and the poor in our community.
Laura’s Independent

Media Award

Honours outstanding journalism that enhances the public’s awareness and understanding of homelessness and the complex issues involved with it.
The Fifth Estate/Mark Kelley and Team

Agnes Devlin Volunteer Award

This award is presented each year to a long standing volunteer in recognition to their dedication to Shepherds of Good Hope.
Carole Girard

Ottawa Catholic School Board Elementary School Award

Recognizes the elementary school with the most contributions during the year to Shepherds of Good Hope.
St. Thomas More

Ottawa Catholic School Board Secondary School Award

Recognizes the secondary school with the most contributions during the year to Shepherds of Good Hope.
St. Pius

Ottawa Carleton District School Board Elementary School Award

Recognizes the elementary school with the most contributions during the year to Shepherds of Good Hope
Bayview Public School

Ottawa Carleton District School Board Secondary School Award

Recognizes the secondary school with the most contributions during the year to Shepherds of Good Hope.
Longfield Davidson Heights School

Graduate Student Volunteer Award (Ottawa Carleton Catholic School Board)

Recognizes a graduating student whose volunteer work has directly benefited community members who access Shepherds of Good Hope services and who has demonstrated dedication in volunteering at school or in the community
Drew Barden

Staff Commitment to Excellence Award

Recognizes an employee who provides exemplary service, establishes and maintains effective relations with clients, residents, volunteers, partners and colleagues, as well as exemplifying commitment and passion while working within Shepherds of Good Hope.
Stacey Colley & Sue Alcott

Staff Future Leader Award

Recognizes an employee who has been hired within the past two years and has demonstrated leadership qualities, exemplifies commitment, and has a passion in working with Shepherds of Good Hope clients, residents, partners, volunteers and donors.
Ericha Braun & Leah Myer

Check out some shots from our AGM. All photos were taken by Claudette Bockstael of Studio C Photography.