LITE Annual General Meeting 2021

Please join us online for the following event on Thursday, August 26th, 2021 - 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm

Held online via Zoom and broadcast on Facebook.


  1. Welcome

  2. Approval of agenda

  3. Approval of minutes from the 2020-21 AGM

  4. LITE’s Annual Report

  5. Presentation of audited financial statements

  6. Election of LITE’s Board of Directors

  7. Appointment of the auditor

  8. By-law change



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, August 23.  Email to


If you donated $10+ to LITE in the 2020-2021 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 following individuals have put forward their name for nomination to LITE’s Board of Directors. All 4 positions are available.

Shakti Vyjayanthi

Shakti is an enthusiastic business professional with a software development background. She completed her MBA from the Asper School of Business with a specialization in Marketing, Sustainability, and Supply Chain Management. Shakti has always been very outgoing and has been involved with the community since 2013. She is passionate about poverty reduction and is eager to apply her skillsets towards the betterment of society. 

Paul Tascona

Paul practices in the business law department with a focus on mergers and acquisitions as well as aircraft acquisitions and financings. He has experience advising both private and public companies on transactions involving businesses in a variety of industries, including aviation, insurance/financial services, healthcare, manufacturing and transportation. In his spare time, Paul enjoys travelling and spending time with his friends, family and cat, Jax.

Carmyn Peppler

Carmyn grew up in the inner city and spent her teenage years volunteering in her community; Andrew’s Street Family Centre, Pritchard Playground Drop in and after graduating high school; became passionate about United Way’s fundraising.

Graduating from College St. Boniface and UofW with a BA in Sociology and Justice and Law; Carmyn took a turn to a career in Tourism and Hospitality, working her way through Fairmont Hotels in Winnipeg and Banff, then Via Rail TransCanada and Northern lines, then the Director of Events and Operations at the RBC Convention Centre.

Carmyn is currently the VP, Player Service for Western Canada Lottery Corporation, responsible for player communication, prize payments, compliance and player protection for Lotto Max, Lotto 6/49, Sport Select and Zing Scratch tickets in the prairies and territories. She lives with her husband and two young kids in Oakbank and loves being outside. Carmyn also volunteers on the board of St. Rafael Wellness Centre, and on their HR committee and is passionate about organizations, like LITE, that work with people to take control of their life and provide them the supports to get to their goals.

Wilson Fink

Wilson Fink is Research Technician in the Natural Systems Agriculture Lab at the University of Manitoba. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Agroecology and has experience working in the both the public and private sector. His informal interests include the environment, economics, and sociology. Originally from a small Saskatchewan town, Wilson has since fallen in love with Winnipeg and now calls it home.