Governance & Reporting

Our legal name is Volunteer Centre of Calgary and we operate as VolunteerConnector with our Regional Partners. We are a registered charity CRN 108186305 RR0001.

 

Our Accountability

Imagine Canada Standards TrustmarkOur organization is governed by our membership who appoints our Board of Directors as outlined in our Bylaws - Volunteer Centre of Calgary.

We are also members of the Standards Program which is a Canada-wide set of shared standards for charities and nonprofits designed to strengthen practices in five fundamental areas: board governance; financial accountability and transparency; fundraising; staff management; and volunteer involvement. The goals of Imagine Canada’s Standards Program are to increase the transparency of charities and nonprofits, and to strengthen public confidence in individual organizations and the sector as a whole.

 

Meet Our Board of Directors

Melissa Colborne
Melissa is a lawyer with experience in corporate finance, securities, M&A, governance, and commercial transactions. She is currently serving as in-house legal counsel for NorthRiver Midstream, but she previously practiced at a national law firm in their business law group. Throughout her career, she has worked with a variety of companies to ensure compliance with general corporate and securities law requirements and stock exchange rules. Melissa served the organization as a public committee member for a year prior to joining the board.

Nyla Fuller
Nyla is a Chartered Professional Accountant and organizational management expert.  Having worked with non-profit organizations for more than ten years, Nyla carries a sound understanding of their unique challenges and needs.  Currently, Nyla serves as the Arts Faculty Financial Officer at Mount Royal University.  Her prior roles include consulting and directing social service, First Nations, and public administration organizations. 

Marina Giacomin
Marina is a nonprofit executive with over 30 years’ experience. She currently serves Calgary Legal Guidance as their CEO. A quick look at her career and you can see the common thread of social justice issues brought to the forefront whether working for direct service agencies or umbrella organizations. In her spare time, she is passionate about spending as much time as possible connecting with nature and rejuvenating her mind, body and spirit through that deep connection to the land and its past.

Marla Kailly (Secretary)
A lifelong advocate of volunteering, Marla recognizes the strength and resiliency of an engaged community. Having managed projects in both the business and non-profit sectors, she brings working knowledge of governance and collaboration to her role. Working at a non-profit and interacting with an extensive volunteer base combined with building strong community partnerships, Marla values involving the unique perspectives of individuals to build holistic outcomes.

Jordan Kiss (Treasurer)
Jordan enjoys applying his finance background in providing support and insight into financial performance, governance, risk management, and strategy.  He is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Business Valuator, and is the Director, Financial Reporting at Plains Midstream Canada.  He has been volunteering with us since 2016 and in a board member capacity since 2017. 

Sally Mansour (Vice-Chair)
Sally has been in the not-for-profit sector for over 15 years. Her specializations in working as a Director or consultant include business development, governance, revenue generation, government relations, marketing and communications, and fundraising. Sally joined the board having served prior as an experienced volunteer board director and as an advisor to many of Calgary's charitable organizations. With volunteerism and community building close to her heart, she enjoys the opportunity to work with the team and Board to reach the organization's immediate and long-term goals. 

Priscilla Ng (Chair)
Priscilla works in the financial services industry with over a decade of experience in community investment, project implementation, strategy, and sales effectiveness. Having worked in both the not-for-profit and corporate sectors, she is a proven collaborator and has a deep passion for volunteerism and civic engagement initiatives. She has served with us as a public committee member of our Governance & Nominating Committee and has been a board member since 2019.

 

Meet Our Core Funders

A big thank you to all our core funders for their ongoing support. Your support helps to connect hundreds of thousands of volunteers to the community causes they care about. 

 

 

 

Volunteer Centre of Calgary (operating as VolunteerConnector) is a registered charity CRN 108186305 RR0001