TAPS held its Annual General Meeting on November 20th, with board members, staff, volunteers, long-time supporters of TAPS and interested community members attending. This year is TAPS’ 25 year anniversary and President Joan McHardy spoke about the history of TAPS over these years, and the need for all of us to keep up the fight against poverty. Stephen Portman spoke about TAPS’ accomplishments and challenges over the past year. He outlined the recent changes in staffing and discussed some of the strategic wins that the organization has had over the past year.
We welcome Marika Albert, Bhupinder Dulku, and Danielle Allen as new board members, while Cara Barter has stepped down from the board. We thank Cara for the contribution she has made during her time at TAPS. The position of secretary is now split between two co-secretaries, Barbara Amberstone and Richard Stern.
Michelle Mungall, MLA for Nelson-Creston, was the guest speaker, and she spoke eloquently about the fight to end the clawback of child support money from income assistance payments. We thank Ms. Mungall for taking the time to speak at our AGM.