Between February 28 and March 1, the OAN hosted a highly successful Executive Director/Board Chair Forum. More than 65 EDs and Board Chairs from across our province attended and participated in deep and thoughtful discussions about the health of their agencies, how to work toward Reconciliation, and how the Members of the OAN do their collective work. One of the key sessions at the Forum explored the importance of the ED and Board Chair relationship and how they can become better co-pilots in their agency.

We’d like to thank our Advisory Committee for supporting the development of a responsive and relevant agenda. A big thanks to Gerry, Brian, Fanta, Naomi and Vibhuti for helping us plan. And many thanks to OAN team for facilitating this great event, especially Hope, Beth and Dionne. Well done team!

We also said goodbye to some of our best leaders who recently left the HIV sector, including Kim Dolan, Vibhuti Mehra, Nicci Stein, Mark Atanasoff and Phillip Banks. We wish them the best as they take the next steps in their careers.

Events such as the Forum help the OAN to identify needs and issues that are relevant to our sector, we look forward to acting on a number of ideas generated by our Members as our work moves forward in 2020/21.