Context: Heartbeat of Communities

Community-based social services are critical to the well being of children, adults, families and their communities.  Governed by volunteer boards, social profit agencies (also called non-profit agencies) provide threads of support which help to weave a social fabric of safety, capacity and sustainability in towns and cities across the province.  Community social services also make critical contributions to successful outcomes in the health and education sectors.  As one board member succinctly put it “Our agencies are the heart beat of our communities.”

Volunteer board members are grounded in community and bring that value-added sensibility to the governance role for each agency in each community.  Board governance addresses social issues of importance to the province and to our communities. Now, an organization exists where these governors can bring their collective voice to bear at a provincial level.

Provincially, social profit boards represent a layer of governance responsible for billions of dollars in public, charitable and private funding.  They need to be better understood, valued and supported and will be by Board Voice. Through our collective provincial voice we will champion the importance of community social services and speak to governments and the general public about directions and issues of concern to this essential sector.