Strategic Advisory Council gets down to business
The Centre's new Strategic Advisory Council, aka the Council, officially gathered face-to-face for their first meeting in early February. After a round of welcomes and introductions, the 12-member group quickly became familiar with their new role as they jumped into a generative governance exercise to advise the Centre on its 2017-18 operating plan.
A unique way of generating new discussions and out-of-the-box thinking, this approach is helping us to think differently as we approach our future. This process revealed that we are on the right track, and there are some interesting opportunities for us to help move the child and youth mental health sector in bold new directions (more to come on that at a later date). It also allowed us to gain a more wholesome insight into the talented minds and expertise our new members (what an amazing group of creative and results-driven leaders). From this, we took away several key insights and strategic advice that will help to launch us into the new fiscal year with intention and purpose.
Members were then engaged in regular Council business, hearing about what's new from our executive director, approving the Centre's quarterly financial report and learning how we plan to showcase our work in this year's Impact Report (you'll see this in June).
The Centre wants to thank everyone for all of the fantastic nominations for the Council. We're looking forward to working with this group to improve our supports and services and chart a course for the future that raises the bar for child and youth mental health care in Ontario and beyond.