CUMMINGS JEWISH CENTRE FOR SENIORS
MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Annual Report
2019-2020

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The Cummings Centre has evolved into a multi-dimensional community centre that meets the unique and changing needs of adults age 50 and over, both fit and frail. The Centre delivers value to its members by offering a vast array of social, fitness, recreational and cultural programs as well as volunteer opportunities and social services, all designed to enhance the quality of life of each individual within a warm and welcoming community environment. Building on its Jewish heritage, the Cummings Centre embraces people from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds.

Many of this past year’s strategic plan objectives have been cross-cutting initiatives which included the involvement of more than one department and/or both staff and lay leaders coming together to achieve our global mission. This past year we have prioritized five key drivers of progress: Increasing visibility; Engaging youth with an emphasis on growing inter-generational programming and volunteer activities; wide-ranging partnerships; outreach attracting a larger segment of the Montreal Francophone community and promotion and expansion of French and bilingual programs and communications throughout the Centre; and reinforcing governance by undertaking numerous initiatives to strengthen the Cummings Centre’s governance structure and processes while taking steps to make Cummings a great place to volunteer and to work. We are so proud of the concerted efforts and actions that have been undertaken this year to make the Cummings Centre a more diverse, multicultural and multilingual welcoming Centre. Our dedicated staff and volunteers continue to foster an environment that promotes our values of respect, dignity, diversity, inclusivity, excellence, empowerment and compassion. As such, the Cummings Centre continues to be inspired by best practices and is committed to the delivery of high-quality services.

Annette Oliel, President                                                                  Pauline Grunberg, Executive Director

                                                                                   

Cumming’s Centre’s demographics

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