THE BOARD

  ROBERT FISHER   Treasurer

ROBERT FISHER Treasurer

  NICOLE RAMM   Chair / President     How long have you been on the board and what unique skill set do you bring?   I have been on the board for just over 3 years and bring great listening skills to the table, as well as the ability to think outside the box and lead with my heart.     What made you want to become involved with the Hub?   I wanted to become more involved with volunteering my time as way to give back to the community that has given me so much opportunity.The Hub was a perfect fit as I've always had an interest in early childhood development.    How long have you resided in Fort McMurray and can you tell me your favourite thing about the community:   I'll be celebrating my 10 year Fort McMurray anniversary in early 2019! Although there are many great things about this community, the biggest thing that stands out for me is the "community" itself, and how all Fort McMurrayites come together in times of need to support each other and offer assistance.    When not volunteering your time, what can we find you doing?   I am lucky to have a wonderful career as a Realtor with RE/MAX Fort McMurray for over 7 years. When I'm not working you'll find me adventuring with my dog, connecting with my friends or relaxing with a good book!    What is your aspiration for the Hub and our community?   I would love to see The Hub further their repuation as a leader in Fort McMurray for providing relevant, useful programming and services to support healthy children and healthy families which contribute to a healthy community.       

NICOLE RAMM Chair / President

How long have you been on the board and what unique skill set do you bring?
I have been on the board for just over 3 years and bring great listening skills to the table, as well as the ability to think outside the box and lead with my heart. 

What made you want to become involved with the Hub?
I wanted to become more involved with volunteering my time as way to give back to the community that has given me so much opportunity.The Hub was a perfect fit as I've always had an interest in early childhood development.

How long have you resided in Fort McMurray and can you tell me your favourite thing about the community:
I'll be celebrating my 10 year Fort McMurray anniversary in early 2019! Although there are many great things about this community, the biggest thing that stands out for me is the "community" itself, and how all Fort McMurrayites come together in times of need to support each other and offer assistance.

When not volunteering your time, what can we find you doing?
I am lucky to have a wonderful career as a Realtor with RE/MAX Fort McMurray for over 7 years. When I'm not working you'll find me adventuring with my dog, connecting with my friends or relaxing with a good book!

What is your aspiration for the Hub and our community?
I would love to see The Hub further their repuation as a leader in Fort McMurray for providing relevant, useful programming and services to support healthy children and healthy families which contribute to a healthy community.

 
 

  DERRICK TROTTIER   Vice Chair     How long have you been on the board and what unique skill set do you bring?   I have been on the board since February 2017, I come with an operations background in heavy industry.       What made you want to become involved with the Hub?   My kids frequented the Hub when they were younger and I was always impressed with the care and attention they received when they visited.    How long have you resided in Fort McMurray and can you tell me your favourite thing about the community:   20 years in the community.   Apart from the “small” town feel, I really enjoy the cultural diversity that Fort McMurray has.    When not volunteering your time, what can we find you doing?   I have 2 children that keep my wife and I very busy outside of our work at Suncor.  We love to entertain, especially during the summer cooking pizza in our backyard wood fired pizza oven.    What is your aspiration for the Hub and our community.   I would like to see the Hub be the service provider of choice for all residents of RMWB when it comes to child and family services and for Fort McMurray a place that people are proud to make it their home. 

DERRICK TROTTIER Vice Chair

How long have you been on the board and what unique skill set do you bring?
I have been on the board since February 2017, I come with an operations background in heavy industry. 

What made you want to become involved with the Hub?
My kids frequented the Hub when they were younger and I was always impressed with the care and attention they received when they visited.

How long have you resided in Fort McMurray and can you tell me your favourite thing about the community:
20 years in the community.   Apart from the “small” town feel, I really enjoy the cultural diversity that Fort McMurray has.

When not volunteering your time, what can we find you doing?
I have 2 children that keep my wife and I very busy outside of our work at Suncor.  We love to entertain, especially during the summer cooking pizza in our backyard wood fired pizza oven.

What is your aspiration for the Hub and our community.
I would like to see the Hub be the service provider of choice for all residents of RMWB when it comes to child and family services and for Fort McMurray a place that people are proud to make it their home. 

  KATE BUCZULAK   Secretary     What made you want to become involved with the Hub?   I wanted to give back more to my community and the opportunity to become a board member was brought to me by a friend/previous board member. I loved what the Hub provided to the community and I knew I wanted to be a part of that.    How long have you resided in Fort McMurray and can you tell me your favourite thing about the community:   2018 marks 10 years since moving to Fort McMurray. As odd as it sounds, I love how secluded our community is. It brings us together and fosters that neighbourly mind-set that creates tight knit communities.       When not volunteering your time, what can we find you doing?   I am currently employed at the Fort McMurray Real Estate Board Office, where I provide support to our local REALTORS®.  On the evenings and weekends I like spending time with family and friends. I also like spending time on the trails with our 2 small dogs and weather permitting, relaxing in our back yard. I also like to learn new skills. Lately, I have taken up cross stitch as an outlet for my creative side.    What is your aspiration for the Hub and our community?    The Hub - To bring families and emotion support dogs together for interaction as a class/session at the Hub. The Community – for the Hub to become a house hold name. As in, everyone know what the Hub does and the services it’s provides.

KATE BUCZULAK Secretary

What made you want to become involved with the Hub?
I wanted to give back more to my community and the opportunity to become a board member was brought to me by a friend/previous board member. I loved what the Hub provided to the community and I knew I wanted to be a part of that.

How long have you resided in Fort McMurray and can you tell me your favourite thing about the community:
2018 marks 10 years since moving to Fort McMurray. As odd as it sounds, I love how secluded our community is. It brings us together and fosters that neighbourly mind-set that creates tight knit communities.   

When not volunteering your time, what can we find you doing?
I am currently employed at the Fort McMurray Real Estate Board Office, where I provide support to our local REALTORS®.  On the evenings and weekends I like spending time with family and friends. I also like spending time on the trails with our 2 small dogs and weather permitting, relaxing in our back yard. I also like to learn new skills. Lately, I have taken up cross stitch as an outlet for my creative side.

What is your aspiration for the Hub and our community?
The Hub - To bring families and emotion support dogs together for interaction as a class/session at the Hub.
The Community – for the Hub to become a house hold name. As in, everyone know what the Hub does and the services it’s provides.

  NATALIE MCKAY   Board Member     What made you want to become involved with the Hub?   I was pregnant with my first child when I joined the board at the Hub, I thought it was a perfect time to get involved and I’ve had the opportunity to share my journey of becoming a new parent with my fellow board members and it’s been a really inspiring adventure.    How long have you resided in Fort McMurray and can you tell me your favourite thing about the community:   In total, I have lived in Fort McMurray for 5 years, I moved here permanently in April 2014 as I was finishing up my Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University in Bedford, NS. During my time at MSVU, I did all 3 of my co-op placements here with the RMWB, which totalled a year. My favorite thing about Wood Buffalo/ Fort McMurray is the sense of community.    When not volunteering your time, what can we find you doing?   I’ve spent the last year on maternity leave, so my days have been filled with playing with my son, Rhett, who’s an absolute goof ball. I love working out, Oranj Fitness is like a second home to me. I also love to read, cook, be outside and spend time with my husband, Sean and my pooches, Sadie and Bear. I return to work in a week, I am the Public Education Officer for Bylaw Services at the RMWB.     What is your aspiration for the Hub and our community?    The Hub is an incredible resource for our community, my aspiration is that it continues to thrive and be utilized and that residents/ families take the time to educate themselves on all the wonderful services the Hub provides and makes sure to check them out if they are interested!   

NATALIE MCKAY Board Member

What made you want to become involved with the Hub?
I was pregnant with my first child when I joined the board at the Hub, I thought it was a perfect time to get involved and I’ve had the opportunity to share my journey of becoming a new parent with my fellow board members and it’s been a really inspiring adventure.

How long have you resided in Fort McMurray and can you tell me your favourite thing about the community:
In total, I have lived in Fort McMurray for 5 years, I moved here permanently in April 2014 as I was finishing up my Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University in Bedford, NS. During my time at MSVU, I did all 3 of my co-op placements here with the RMWB, which totalled a year.
My favorite thing about Wood Buffalo/ Fort McMurray is the sense of community.

When not volunteering your time, what can we find you doing?
I’ve spent the last year on maternity leave, so my days have been filled with playing with my son, Rhett, who’s an absolute goof ball. I love working out, Oranj Fitness is like a second home to me. I also love to read, cook, be outside and spend time with my husband, Sean and my pooches, Sadie and Bear.
I return to work in a week, I am the Public Education Officer for Bylaw Services at the RMWB. 

What is your aspiration for the Hub and our community?
The Hub is an incredible resource for our community, my aspiration is that it continues to thrive and be utilized and that residents/ families take the time to educate themselves on all the wonderful services the Hub provides and makes sure to check them out if they are interested!

 

  MICHELLE JESSOME   Board Member     How long have you been on the board and what unique skill set do you bring?   I have been on the board since September 2017. I am a lawyer at Don Scott McMurray Law Office and my areas of practice include family law, civil litigation (including employment law), estate matters and some real estate.    What made you want to become involved with the Hub?   I have always enjoyed volunteering and giving back to the community however, until joining the Hub I hadn’t found any real opportunities in Fort McMurray that peaked my interest.    How long have you resided in Fort McMurray and can you tell me your favourite thing about the community:   I have been living in Fort McMurray for almost 5 years now I am proud to call Fort McMurray home, even though Cape Breton will always be the home of my heart. I love the people I have met since moving to Fort McMurray, as well as the strong sense of community here.   When not volunteering your time, what can we find you doing?  When I am not working I enjoy travelling, taking fitness classes and spending time with my young family.    What is your aspiration for the Hub and our community?  I love what the Hub stands for and am grateful to be part of such a wonderful place that provides a safe, supportive and fun environment for all families.   

MICHELLE JESSOME Board Member

How long have you been on the board and what unique skill set do you bring?
I have been on the board since September 2017. I am a lawyer at Don Scott McMurray Law Office and my areas of practice include family law, civil litigation (including employment law), estate matters and some real estate.

What made you want to become involved with the Hub?
I have always enjoyed volunteering and giving back to the community however, until joining the Hub I hadn’t found any real opportunities in Fort McMurray that peaked my interest.

How long have you resided in Fort McMurray and can you tell me your favourite thing about the community:
I have been living in Fort McMurray for almost 5 years now I am proud to call Fort McMurray home, even though Cape Breton will always be the home of my heart. I love the people I have met since moving to Fort McMurray, as well as the strong sense of community here.

When not volunteering your time, what can we find you doing?
When I am not working I enjoy travelling, taking fitness classes and spending time with my young family. 

What is your aspiration for the Hub and our community?
I love what the Hub stands for and am grateful to be part of such a wonderful place that provides a safe, supportive and fun environment for all families.

 

  SHANNON NOBLE   Board Member     How long have you been on the board and what unique skill set do you bring?    I have been on the Board since September 2017.  My unique skill set is a good understanding of early learning students, young families and their needs.  I have held this portfolio many many years with the school board. I also sit on the senior executive team at FMPSD so have a good knowledge of many of the community agencies that supports the Hub.  Good understanding of Budget and how a Board needs to run effectively.       What made you want to become involved with the Hub?    I have wanted to sit on a Board within Fort McMurray to as a way to give back to our community.  I felt HUB was a great match for my skills and knowledge.         How long have you resided in Fort McMurray and can you tell me your favourite thing about the community:    Have been in Fort McMurray since 1988.  30 years this June. Raised my three children here and this is my home.  I love the community spirit. I love the opportunities that myself as well as my family has had here.  The small town feel that one can get involved and have an impact on many issues is what I really love.       When not volunteering your time, what can we find you doing?    My job demands many extra hours. I do spend a lot of time in the community participating in events etc.  I love our trails and spend many hours walking and enjoying the outdoors.  I am an avid traveller so work hard and enjoy holidaying to out of country places.         What is your aspiration for the Hub and our community. -    A place for all our young families to come and meet other young families.   - A place to learn about development milestones of their child.  -   A place where young families can be supported in areas that they feel they need support in ( i.e. child behaviour, health education) -   A place that will connect families to community agencies that are available in our community

SHANNON NOBLE Board Member

How long have you been on the board and what unique skill set do you bring?
I have been on the Board since September 2017.  My unique skill set is a good understanding of early learning students, young families and their needs.  I have held this portfolio many many years with the school board. I also sit on the senior executive team at FMPSD so have a good knowledge of many of the community agencies that supports the Hub.  Good understanding of Budget and how a Board needs to run effectively.


What made you want to become involved with the Hub?
I have wanted to sit on a Board within Fort McMurray to as a way to give back to our community.  I felt HUB was a great match for my skills and knowledge.

 

How long have you resided in Fort McMurray and can you tell me your favourite thing about the community:
Have been in Fort McMurray since 1988.  30 years this June. Raised my three children here and this is my home.  I love the community spirit. I love the opportunities that myself as well as my family has had here.  The small town feel that one can get involved and have an impact on many issues is what I really love.


When not volunteering your time, what can we find you doing?
My job demands many extra hours. I do spend a lot of time in the community participating in events etc.  I love our trails and spend many hours walking and enjoying the outdoors.  I am an avid traveller so work hard and enjoy holidaying to out of country places. 
 

What is your aspiration for the Hub and our community.
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A place for all our young families to come and meet other young families.
- A place to learn about development milestones of their child. 
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A place where young families can be supported in areas that they feel they need support in ( i.e. child behaviour, health education)
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A place that will connect families to community agencies that are available in our community

 

MISSION STATEMENT

The Hub Family Resource Centre works to strengthen capacities and encourage the best possible development of families in Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.


VISION STATEMENT

“Healthy children, healthy families, healthy communities.”


BOARD STRATEGIC PRIORITIES

  • Governance and Leadership Development
  • Human Resources
  • Focused Programs and Services
  • Physical Space and Operational Effectiveness
  • Communication and Community Relationships

2017 AGM REPORT