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HeadWay Transition

Here is the latest information on the Transition negotiations between HeadWay Victoria and the Parkinson Society British Columbia

HeadWay's mission is to provide care, support, and knowledge to anyone affected by Parkinson's. For over three decades, we have proudly upheld that commitment to our clients, who have come to expect a high standard of service from our agency.

Transition negotiations are underway between HeadWay and the Parkinson Society British Columbia (PSBC) that allows for PSBC to obtain the assets and liabilities of Headway and continue the services Headway has been providing to our local community (the “Transition”). The two organizations have been working diligently to establish a framework for this potential Transition that delivers the same high standard of service HeadWay clients expect. If the Transition were to take place, clients would notice very little difference in day-to-day services. HeadWay clients will not only benefit from assured consistent service delivery, but also from being part of an organization that has the resources to invest in the community to further meet client needs.

This commitment is detailed in a letter of intent from PSBC. PSBC is excited about having a greater presence on the Island and extending support to more people.

 

“Providing these services is a part of our mission, vision, values and strategy. In agreement with HeadWay, over the past five years, PSBC has already been providing a number of services to the Victoria and area community including an annual regional conference, voice and swallow workshops, community talks, awareness events and advocacy campaigns as well as webinars and many other resources.”

 

Andrew Davenport, Chair, PSBC Board

Voting on The Transition

A General Meeting will be held on July 6, 2020 for voting members to vote on the proposed Transition. We have mailed out letters of notice for this vote to all voting members. In order to adhere to COVID-19 protocols, this will be a virtual meeting through Zoom and will be open to voting members (and non-voting members by request).

This meeting will be held via a communication platform called Zoom. Participants will be able to join the Zoom meeting either via computer or via telephone.

If joining via computer, please download Zoom in advance by visiting the website zoom.us/download. At the time of the meeting, please visit zoom.us/join in your web browser (eg. Chrome, Safari). When prompted, please enter the Meeting ID and Password included within your mailed notice letter. If you require further support, please visit this Zoom support article listed here.

If joining via telephone, please dial the phone number and enter the Meeting ID and Password provided within your mailed letter of notice. If you require further support, please visit this Zoom support article listed here.

Voting at the General Meeting will be done by a combination of the following two ways in order to accommodate members with technology concerns to ensure member accessibility:

(1) Members will be prompted with an online vote conducted through the Zoom platform if the member chooses to attend via computer, or

(2) Members will be asked to provide a verbal vote if the member chooses to attend via telephone through the Zoom teleconference line.

 

Agenda for the General Meeting of Members

The agenda for the July 6, 2020 meeting can be found here.


Prior to the General Meeting, an informational Town Hall meeting was held on June 23, 2020,  hosted by HeadWay and PSBC board members. 


Additional information 

  • A Letter from HeadWay Board of Directors
  • Transition with PSBC Information Sheet
  • PSBC Letter of Intent
  • Continuous Q & A – we will post answers to any questions we receive. This page will continue to be updated as new questions are asked.
  • PSBC & HeadWay Powerpoint from the June 23rd Town Hall
  • 2019/2020 Fiscal Year Financial Statment
    2020 Financial Statement - Treasurer’s comments:
    • The fund balance decreased from $304,000 in 2019 to $169,000 in 2020. Mainly a result of the net draw on cash of $112,000 required to sustain operational costs. In addition, there was a $28,000 write-down in market securities
    • Total 2020 revenue was $234,000 compared to total expenses of $359,000
    • Revenue decreased $26,000 compared to 2019 revenue of $260,000 due in part to 2019 benefiting from a one-time bequest of $54,000 
    • Increased funds were raised from grants and general donations in 2020 compared to 2019
    • Expenses decreased from $377,000 in 2019 to $359,000 in 2020 as a result of improved controls versus prior year
    • Financially operations are stronger in 2020 than in 2019
    • Since our fiscal year-end March 31 2020 to June 30 2020 financials have benefited from several COVID relief programs including:
      • 75% federal employee salary subsidiary
      • COVID relief funds from two organizations
      • Rental relief program
    • Interim Q1 statements for this year are not currently available, however, HeadWay is close to breaking even for the 3 months April thru June 2020

 

           Summary

  • Ongoing concerns that HeadWay is not be able to sustain itself as an independent organization in the short-term
  • Current revenue continues to fall short of funds required to meet expenses
  • The annual deficit is approx. $120,000
  • To meet expenses it has necessitated taking equity from the investment fund to cover the shortfall Based on the current fund balance and average operational deficit, HeadWay will face financial difficulties in approx. 9 to 10 months 

 

  • Note: assumes the need for a reserve of $70,000 to $80,000 closing cost should the transition with Parkinson’s Society BC not be approved and no other solution is found.