CCSD Wishes You A Happy Holidays
“The well-being of each member of society is linked to the success of society as a whole. In this way, social development is linked to nation building.”
We can reflect with pride in how we supported our mission in 2014: Nation Building through evidence, collaboration and design.
Working with partners and colleagues from all sectors, this year has been transformative for the CCSD. We engaged with Canadians and the international community in new ways, establishing ourselves in the social media world and crowdsourced civic engagement. Conferences and speaking opportunities took us across Canada and beyond, to Washington and Dublin. We re-established our long tradition of participation on the international front and took on a leadership role as Regional President, North America and Caribbean for the International Council on Social Welfare (ICSW). Our flagship Community Data Program continued to grow its unique data sets, affording communities access to evidence for sound social program decision making. And we added several new data consortia in communities across Canada – together, representing over half of Canada’s population.
As we look forward to our 95th year in 2015, we are honoured to serve Canadians and carry on our commitment to social justice, equality and effecting positive change.
On behalf of the team at the Canadian Council on Social Development, warm wishes for the holiday season to you and yours.
Peggy Taillon President & CEO
Canadian Council on Social Development