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Empower’s Annual Report 2021-2022

In advance of our AGM and BBQ this Saturday, our Annual Report for the fiscal year 2021-2022 has been placed on our website.
You can view the digital copy here. Other formats will be available at the AGM and afterwards by request.

Empower’s Annual Report 2021-2022 – PDF (1,467K)

Empower Annual Report 2021-2022 – Text (84kb)

Empower Annual Report 2021-2022 – Audio (26.2MB)

Member Services Survey

Have you received services from Empower, The Disability Resource Centre from April 2021 to March 2022?
We want to hear from you. We have created a survey so you can provide us with some feedback on the services you received from Empower. Please click on the link below to answer some questions about our services.
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RDYTT8Q
If you would like someone to go through the survey with you please email Sierra at survey@empowernl.ca or call 722-4031 and ask to speak with Sierra to set up a time.

Annual AGM and BBQ

Come join us for our Annual Barbeque and Annual General Meeting.
Date: Saturday, August 13, 2022
Time: 11am – 2pm
Doors open at 10:30 am
Location: Rotary Sunshine Park Chalet (Thorburn Road)
We will be drawing for some gift card prizes for those in attendance during the AGM.
Masks must be worn inside the chalet.
Attendance must be confirmed in advance by emailing amanda@empowernl.ca or nina@empowernl.ca. Any questions, dietary requirements or accommodations needed, please contact amanda@empowernl.ca.

We are hiring!

**COMPETITION CLOSED**
We are hiring a Housing Support Worker!
To join our team of passionate individuals dedicated to helping people with disabilities lead a fulfilling and independent life, please check out our job ad at: http://ow.ly/ueI550JOKX3
Persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for jobs at Empower!

Call for Nominations to the Board

What are we looking for in a Board Director?
It is the goal of the Nominating Committee to recruit individuals interested in contributing to Empower by sharing their skills, experience and expertise in any of the following areas:
– disability and inclusion awareness
– leadership and program management
– policy development, strategic planning and implementation
– communications and media relations
– financial management/accounting/fundraising
The Nomination Committee would welcome applications from interested individuals in other regions of the province such as Labrador and the Bay St. George/Stephenville Area. Board meetings take place through online platforms which facilitates opportunities to build representation in our Board of Directors.
Board of Directors Nominations Call: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MtKeBu5FqL51kZWn26BX9ANc_InJCj8_TMvqF3x4-Wg/edit?usp=sharing
Nomination Form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd5GorvW2Gs9FUWmXvWCvDAbEff0Ip-5t4PAEoNgNlxwpH1Sg/viewform

Call For Nominations

Empower, the Disability Resource Centre is accepting nominations for the Board of Directors.
The Nominating Committee, established by the Empower Board of Directors, recruits individuals who possess the necessary skills and experience matching the identified needs of the organization, and, complement the skill sets needed by our organization.
Each year at this time, volunteers interested in serving as board members are recruited.
For more information, please view the call for nominations:
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1MtKeBu5FqL51kZWn26BX9ANc_InJCj8_TMvqF3x4-Wg/edit?usp=sharing

Welcome to our new website.

We are currently still building our website and we will keep you informed as we go along until our website launch. Thank you.

Garden Volunteers

Do you like to work with your hands and enjoy the outdoors? If so, we are looking for volunteers to do physical work in our Courtyard and Garden.

Looking for people who can use power tools, Lawn Mower, Trimmer, Tiller. Be able to lift up to 50 pounds of manure or soil. 

Jobs will include 

  • Turning soil in beds
  • Weeding 
  • Mowing grass
  • Trimming trees
  • Painting/fixing benches 
  • Building accessible planters 

If interested please email amanda@empowernl.ca to get you started. 

Volunteer Appreciation/Spring Fling

Theme “Volunteering is Empathy in Action”
Image that reads "Heartfelt thanks to our volunteers"

Volunteers Bring Heart to Canada’s Communities
#EmpathyInAction

Come join us for dinner and dance to celebrate all our volunteers!
Dinner is a Stuffed chicken Breast

Date: Saturday, April 23
Time: 6pm – 12am
Location: CLB Armoury
Doors open at 6pm
Volunteers get in for free
Members $15.00 per person
Non-Members $25.00

Everyone needs to email amanda@empowernl.ca or nina@empowernl.ca to confirm your attendance
Seats need to be purchased by Tuesday, April 19th