To say we are living in difficult times is an understatement.
With vaccines becoming more accessible everyday for front-line workers and high-risk individuals hopefully we will find some solace in the 2021 new normal. Until each of us can be vaccinated, we can still do our part with continued efforts around masking and social distancing. This is a time for renewed hope and a belief that we will be able to move forward from the Pandemic with enthusiastic optimism for the future.
Like most associations, the CAGT was not exempt from the challenges of 2020. We had to learn how to adapt to our circumstances and along the way your board made some exciting changes. Some of the changes include a Member Only portal within our website which will house past presentations/videos making them available on demand to all members. We are also planning industry and or group specific events such as a Financial Literacy webinar aimed at University students. We are pleased to report that at least one Ontario university has more than a passing interest.
Additionally, we are pleased to announce an enhanced “Our Members” page solution that currently provides an opportunity for our members to advertise their business. In addition to your company logo, you can now include a general overview of your business and specific contact information. If you have not taken advantage of this added value opportunity to promote your business, please reach out to our Membership Chair, Grace Yeh or our Executive Assistant, Kerina Cummings for more information.
With the continued support of our members, the introduction of our webinars has been extremely successful and has extended our reach well beyond the boundaries of our City. We have added first time registrants from across the country as well one from as far away as South Africa.
While the networking aspect of our dinner events fell victim to COVID-19, we trust there is value in the topics we present and the knowledge transfer from our speakers. Until it is safe, we will continue to present webinars and enhance our virtual presence.
With this in mind, we are very pleased to announce that Jean Francois Perrault will be returning to provide his insight on the economy for 2021 and beyond. Mr. Perrault will be presenting on Tuesday, January 26th at 1:00 pm so please mark your calendars.
On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Credit Association of Greater Toronto, we wish you and your family a joyous holiday season.
Please stay safe and healthy.
President, Credit Association of Greater Toronto