Annual Meeting 2013
On June 14-16, 2013, the Canadian Red Cross held its 104th annual meeting at the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel in Toronto, Ontario.
Lois Brown, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of International Cooperation, delivered a keynote address, on behalf of the Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of International Cooperation, at the 104th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Red Cross, and announced support to the Canadian Red Cross for two initiatives that will help strengthen Canada’s emergency response, as well as provide essential health services to vulnerable communities following humanitarian crises.
The annual meeting is an opportunity to reflect on the past year, look to the future, and celebrate the dedication of volunteers and staff who are part of defining moments in communities across Canada and around the world.
This year, the Canadian Red Cross offered a dynamic and interactive annual meeting. On June 14, all participants attended a group first aid training led by the National Director of First Aid, Swimming and Water Safety.
The following day, participants worked together to find more meaningful ways to connect with donors, beneficiaries, community leaders, and local governments. This was a great opportunity to reflect upon and shape what it means to be a community connector, with a view to aligning with Canadian Red Cross strategies and priorities, while enhancing the organization’s collective ability to prepare and respond to community needs.