A Message From The President of The Board


This year has been one of revitalization as we welcomed our new Executive Director and explored new and creative ways of providing services and support to those in need. Our outreach programs are a vital part of that as we continue to support families and those who encircle them. We continue to strive to support the ‘family’ as an entity to ensure they all live in a safe and welcoming environment.
This year we said goodbye to two of our Board members, Dr. Louise Scott and Heather Barker, both of whom were very instrumental in helping with the search and selection of our new Executive Director. We are very happy to welcome Susan Swackhammer as the newest member of the board. Susan brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our group from both a local and provincial perspective.

The year has been one of financial restraint as local and provincial funding cutbacks leaves us striving to maintain adequate levels of staffing supports. We will continue to provide quality services as we continue to work through these ongoing challenges.
Many, many thanks to our remarkable staff, volunteers, donors and everyday supporters as you continue to endure with us as we work through some complex and sometimes bewildering circumstances.

-Gerri Jensen, Board President


Nova Vita 2017-2018 Annual Report