North Vancouver Island Area Council AGM

January 30, 2021
5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
Online via Zoom - Rosemary MacKenzie - for the coordinates., North Vancouver Island, BC (Map)

The NVIAC will be holding their AGM January 30, starting at 5:30PM via online meeting. Please RSVP to Rosemary MacKenzie - for the coordinates.


  • Guest speaker - Stand up for mental health comedy group - David Granier
  • Minutes from previous AGM
  • Minutes from previous meeting December 5, 2020
  • Financial report and 2021 budget
  • President’s Report Nickie Dagasso
  • Elections for the positions of: Vice-President, Treasurer
  • Roundtable and Members concerns

This year’s special guest is The SMH Comedy Society, Stand up for Mental Health

The SMH Comedy Society delivers Stand Up For Mental Health -  David Granirer's award winning program that teaches stand-up comedy to people with mental health issues as a way of building confidence and fighting public stigma. They give audiences a totally different perspective on mental health!

David Granirer, RPC, MPCC, M.S.M. is a counselor, stand-up comic, author, and founder of Stand Up For Mental Health (SMH), a program teaching stand-up comedy to people with mental health issues. David who himself has depression, is featured in the CBC VOICE Award winning documentary Cracking Up. He also received a Life Unlimited Award from Depression Bipolar Support Alliance, an Award of Excellence from the National Council of Behavioral Health, a Champion of Mental Health Award, and a Meritorious Service Medal from the Governor General of Canada, and was recognized as one of the 150 Canadian Difference Makers in mental health. A sought after keynote speaker, he also works with mental health organizations in Canada, the U.S., and Australia to train and perform with SMH groups in dozens of cities. Check out Cracking Up, the CBC voice award-winning documentary on the program.

Please help us “fill the room” for what sounds like an amazing comedy show!

After our guest speaker we will need to attend to the business of the AGM, feel free to stay and have your voice heard.