Vasculitis Foundation Canada

By Jon Stewart

Join us for the 2022 VFC Annual General Meeting (AGM), Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12 Noon ET with Guest Speakers Velma Mockett PhD INDS, RCC, and Dr. Stephanie Garner M.D.

April 27, 2022
by Jon Stewart

The VFC AGM is the foundation’s annual obligation to, amongst other things, receive the President/Director’s report on the current and future business of the foundation, receive the Treasurer’s report and financial statements for the 2021 calendar year, and appoint accountants for the new year.   Members also vote to elect officers (President, Treasurer and Secretary) and directors for the new year, as well as transact any other business that may properly come before the meeting.

The 2022 Vasculitis Foundation Canada (VFC) AGM will be held on Saturday, May 14, 2022 at 12 Noon ET online, and by phone, via ZOOM. The AGM starts at 12:00 Noon ET, however, online arrival and sign-in starts at 11:30 AM ET. The number of ZOOM attendees may be limited, sign-in earlier rather than later!

Below, and for your review, are 6 PDF documents with the complete 2020 AGM details as follows:

PDF file: 2022 Notice of AGM
PDF file: 2021 AGM President’s Report
PDF file: 2022 – AGM Proxy Reply
PDF file: 2022 AGM – Schedule
PDF file: 2022 – AGM – Agenda
PDF file: 2022 – AGM VFC 2021 Minutes

Join us with guest speaker Dr. Velma Mockett who will speak on “Patient Tools” for better vasculitis mental health – and who doesn’t want that!

Coping with Vasculitis and COVID-19 has not been easy for any of us, so it’s probably time for a check-in on the mental health aspect of our overall health. Velma is a licenced, experienced, mental health expert, vasculitis patient and Calgary Vasculitis Association co-founder, see:  She has developed numerous mental health resources including an online series to help individuals with vasculitis improve their mental health and wellbeing. The mental health impact of Vasculitis compounded by a Pandemic is not adequately addressed within our care settings and can lead to a diminished quality-of-life.  Vasculitis and a pandemic can be very isolating, which can lead to feelings of being overwhelmed, anxiety, and even depression.  Join Velma as she breaks down coping mechanisms, restorative movement and care that can build your resilience, your feeling of wellness, and your-quality-of-life.

Also join guest speaker Dr. Stephanie Garner who will give a general vasculitis update and advise on the current thinking of vasculitis and COVID-19.

The vasculitis world today evolves on almost a daily basis so Dr. Garner will tell us what’s new, and of course that includes the current thinking and experience on COVID-19, which isn’t going away anytime soon, so they say! It’s important to stay current on the COVID risks to vasculitis patients, and what they should know about protecting themselves from COVID. There are new COVID treatments that can benefit vasculitis patients (like Plaxovid and Evusheld), but most importantly, what should vasculitis patients do if they get COVID!

To attend the ZOOM MEETING by internet 💻:
If you have not already done so, please send an email to[email protected] requesting to attend the AGM and we will send you an invitation by email with complete details on how to attend the meeting.

To attend the ZOOM MEETING by phone ☎️:
If you have not already done so, please send an email to[email protected] and we will send you an invitation by email, or call us, and we’ll get you the complete details on how to attend the meeting.

If you have questions about any part of our AGM, or need to check your membership status, please feel free to contact me by email at: [email protected] or by phone at 416 691-6500.

We look forward to meeting with as many of you as possible at the 2022 VFC AGM

Note:  Only “current” VFC members can vote, memberships are considered “current” within three months of the renewal date. If you cannot email your Reply and Proxy please mail it to the address in the Reply and Proxy document below.

The vasculitis community is at increased risk to COVID-19. Keep safe and take extra precautions in these challenging times.

Jon Stewart

Vasculitis Foundation Canada