LITE Annual General Meeting 2020

Please join us online for the following event on Thursday, July 16th, 2020 - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Held online via Zoom and broadcast on Facebook.

AGM Presentation (PDF)



  1. Welcome

  2. Panel: “Community Responses to COVID-19: Learning and Moving Forward”

  3. Approval of agenda

  4. Approval of minutes from the 2019-20 AGM

  5. LITE’s Annual Report

  6. Presentation of audited financial statements

  7. Election of LITE’s Board of Directors

  8. Appointment of the auditor

  9. By-law change



Panel: “Community Responses to COVID: Learning and Moving Forward” 6PM to 6:45 PM


  • Mitch Bourbonniere, Community Helper

  • Angela McCaughan, Executive Director, SSCOPE

  • Moderated by LITE Executive Director, Tyler Pearce





Voting will be conducted via Zoom. Members should register to attend (phone or internet) to cast their vote.

Voting is done during the Annual General Meeting. Members that are unable to attend the meeting may assign a proxy. To do so, please download the proxy form and return by email or mail to LITE’s office by noon of Monday, July 13.  Email to



If you donated $10+ to LITE in the 2019-2020 fiscal year, you are a member! According to our bylaws, there are 3 classes of members:

(a) Regular members are individuals and organizations who have received a charitable receipt during and subsequent to the previous fiscal year;

(b) Partner organizations who have received disbursement from the Corporation (in the form of a purchase or a grant) during and subsequent to the previous fiscal year; and

(c) Holders of honourable or lifetime memberships which may be granted at the discretion of the board.


4.3. Each member who is not an individual shall identify, at or before the beginning of a meeting, an individual to act as the representative or proxy of the member for purposes of attending and voting at meetings of the members of the Corporation.


Non-members are welcome at our Annual General Meeting! Please indicate in your registration whether you are a member or non-member.


The follow existing board members are up for re-election for a two-year term:


Myles Barr

Myles is the Director of Digital Marketing at Sherpa Marketing, where he works with a diverse team of data analysts, developers and digital specialists to accomplish complex client goals. Myles is a proud Winnipegger who loves getting involved in community initiatives and experiencing all of the great things that Winnipeg has to offer. 


Molly Dunbar

Molly first became involved with LITE in 2013 on a term as staff, and has remained engaged as a volunteer, eventually joining the board in 2018. Molly has an undergrad in Sociology from U of M, a diploma in Community Development/Community Economic Development from Red River College and an MBA in Community Economic Development from Cape Breton University. She currently works at the West Central Women’s Resource Centre (WCWRC) supporting Newcomers to Canada in their settlement and employment.


Monika Paul Laucht CPA CA

Monika is a Client Service Manager in Assurance Services with Lazer Grant LLP. During her 9 year career she has coached colleagues, trained staff and worked with small business owners, charities, not-for-profit and government entities both in Manitoba and Australia. Her penchant for travelling has allowed her to observe different cultures and their ways of life which has evolved her own perspective of the world.


Angela McCaughan

Angela is a social entrepreneur with a construction business background. As tile contractors Angela and her husband Joe started Mediterranean Tile in the year 2000. She successfully grew the company on referrals from satisfied clients and it continues to thrive. Her passion for empowering marginalized members of society led her to becoming engaged with SSCOPE Inc., first as a Board member then taking on the Executive Director role in 2016. Her innovative approaches and business acumen have led to additional opportunities and revenue for SSCOPE Inc. As an avid soccer player she continues to wait for her call up to the big leagues. In the meantime she enjoys time with her family and life at the lake.


Allison Poppel

Allison graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Health Sciences and is passionate about creating healthy communities. She currently coordinates data science research and training programs at the George and Fay Yee Centre for Healthcare Innovation. She has previously worked to minimize barriers to employment with newcomers at Manitoba Start. Prior to her time with LITE she has served in various volunteer roles with Women’s Health Clinic, CanU Canada and HealthyU.


The following individuals have put forward their name for nomination to LITE’s Board of Directors. All 6 positions are available.


Tanya Palson

Tanya Palson is the Communications and Marketing Manager for Manitoba Building Trades, an organization who represents over 8000 unionized skilled trades workers in Manitoba. With a background in public policy, communications, and digital marketing management, she works to create strategic partnerships to advance initiatives in the areas of sustainability and workforce development.


Alexandra Blinder

Finance professional with MBA and over 10 years’ experience of analyzing and translating the financial stories behind the data. She immigrated with her family to Winnipeg in 2016 from Israel and loves living here. She has a proven track record leading finance and business operations teams, coupled with international experience. Continuously learning and refining existing analyses while supporting decision makers. Her passion is to tell the story behind the data clearly to everyone and happy to share my knowledge.


Nadine Pinette

Throughout her life, Nadine has been drawn to the importance of serving the community. Her fascination and love of people led her to earn a B.A. (Hons.), from the University of Winnipeg, in Psychology and in Theater/Film. During her time at Main Street Project and Klinic, she witnessed the many challenges faced by people who encounter systemic discrimination and was inspired by their strength and resilience. Her dedication to helping correct injustices motivated her to return to school, in the fall of 2019, to pursue an MBA from the Asper School of Business. She's delighted to start serving LITE's community and to contribute to helping people find stability through employment.


Uriel Jelin

Me and family arrived in Winnipeg from Argentina in February 2015. Married, two kids, one cat.
In Argentina I worked in Non For Profit and Market Research.
Here, the last four years I worked in International Indigenous Economic Development, for an Indigenous Non For Profit.
I just finished attending online training for Year 2 of the Economic Development Certificate, of the University of Waterloo, and working in the final papers to obtain my certification.
I also am an enthusiastic amateur cook, and this year I went fully into my project of a small vegetable garden.


Ariel Duran Salcedo

My name is Ariel Duran I came to Canada from El Salvador in 2010. I graduated from the University of Manitoba with a degree in commerce in 2018. I am an avid sports fan and enjoy playing and watching mostly all sports.


Tashia Dreger

Tashia Dreger was born and raised in Morris, Manitoba. She works as in-house litigation counsel at Canada Life. Tashia has always been passionate about her community, and is actively involved in multiple organizations aimed at providing stability and increased quality of living locally.




The following resolution will be brought to members:


Add the following, 7.8, to the by-laws:

With the approval of the board, a director may take a leave of absence of up to 12 months. While on leave, quorum will be reduced to reflect the director's absence. If a leave would bring the board size below the minimum required number of directors that director would instead have to resign and the position filled on an interim basis.

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