“This past year has been influenced by what was happening in and around us and how we have responded, adapted and changed. The pandemic and its effects were often in the forefront of our minds and actions. When asked how Vecova managed and weathered the pandemic, what came to mind is that Vecova continued to thrive.
Yes, there were many challenges. I can’t understate how saddened we were by the impacts to our programs and services, the suspension of and re-opening of businesses, the loss of revenues, the changes and reductions of our workforce, and the reduced engagement with our consumers. And we would be remiss to not acknowledge the hardships that so many individuals experienced, both personally and professionally.
However, throughout this year, Vecova remained strong. We thrived because our employees and supporters brought inspiration and led the way in our resilience. Together we charted a course to a future that is sustainable and will forever influence how society thinks about disability. Our employee’s resolve to provide top notch quality services to our consumers and to forge ahead with our plans for the future showcased their commitment to Vecova’s pillars of inclusion, innovation and impact. This is reflected in the stories in this Annual General Report.
Vecova is forever grateful for the ongoing support of our employees, consumers, donors and supporters. We look forward to a future where we once again can connect in person.
-Joan Lee, Chief Executive Officer