Joy took part in a board governance boot camp in May that Capacity Canada held in St. John’s, NL, with Community Sector Council Newfoundland and Labrador as a local partner. She is vice-chair of the Newfoundland and Labrador Foster Families Association, and a long-foster parent herself.
The boot camp was an eye-opener. “I was just amazed at the information that was given to us,” she says. “As I soaked it in, it became clear all that’s involved in governance — more so than I ever imagined.” When her boot-camp cohort reconvened for graduation in October, Joy took home top prize for making the most progress on Capacity Go, Capacity Canada’s e-learning app to reinforce the principles of good governance.
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Give them the right tools, plus access to outstanding experts who deeply care about the sector, and these organizations become more confident, more innovative problem-solvers. Joy says she applies what she learned at the boot camp about risk management, strategic thinking and collaboration to a range of other decisions she makes in her life.
Capacity Canada believes training and development is as important in the non-profit sector as it is in the for-profit sector. Better skills, smarter choices, wiser use of limited resources. Everybody wins, thanks to you.
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All the best,
Joanna Lohrenz Cathy Brothers
Chair Chief Executive Officer
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