2014/15 has been a year of growth and strengthening of our internal systems. Since our relocation in 2012, our programs have expanded to the predicted 30% increase much more quickly than we had initially anticipated. With rapid growth, there also needs to be time to reflect, and to ensure that changes align with our organizational framework so we continue to do what we set out to accomplish. This was that year for CUPS.
As with any organization, and with almost 170 staff, our most important capital is our human capital. This year, CUPS focused on how to best support those in our agency who do such important work every day with the people who come through our doors. In early 2014, we completed an administrative review of our organization focused on mid-management and frontline staff that resulted in better internal supports. As a result of this hard work, we are confident that CUPS is optimally positioned and strengthened to move forward in the coming years to make the largest difference we can in our community, in a strategic and purposeful way.
CUPS has helped in excess of 8,400 Calgarians in 2014/15 and many are now well on their way to being independent and paying it forward to helping others. On behalf of the CUPS Board of Directors, staff, volunteers and participants, we thank you for all your support in helping us do such necessary work. That is what you have helped us accomplish.
Chair of CUPS Board of Directors