The 2023 Annual General Meeting

The Georgian Triangle Humane Society Annual General Meeting (AGM) was held on June 21st at the Collingwood Library. This gathering brought together volunteers, staff members and donors to celebrate the achievements of 2022, the dedication of our compassionate volunteers and staff and what’s ahead of the future of the GTHS.

After Ashley Kulchycki’s Call to Order, Sonya Reichel, Executive Director, along with members of the GTHS Leadership Team, presented an overview of the 2022 successes, stories of impact and financials.

Throughout 2022, there were many wonderful moments and positive impacts made by our volunteers, staff, and donors with the focus of keeping families together and pets safe. Take the story of Harley, a beloved dog who was cared for through the GTHS Emergency Boarding program while his owner recovered in hospital after a serious fall in her home. Or the incredible work of our Hospital Team, who performed an average of 50 surgeries per week, spaying and neutering over 2,500 pets in our community and subsidizing $770,000 in veterinary costs.

See our 2022 Impact Report video here:

Momentum continues to build in the development of the new Regional Centre for Pets and People, which will enable the GTHS to make an even greater impact on the communities we support. Annually this new facility will:

  • Welcome 30,000 visitors.
  • Employ 50 staff and 600 volunteers.
  • Provide over 8,500 Spay/Neuter surgeries.
  • Engage over 6,000 youth in meaningful programming.
  • Foster hope during crisis to over 2,000 people.
  • Shelter over 3,000 animals.

These are exciting times for the organization, with much to look forward to in the future.

The GTHS warmly welcomes our three new Board Members, Kevin Drynan, Charlene Schafer and Ruth Woolmer. Please view their bios on our website here. We also bid farewell to Board Members Nadine Finbow and Ashley Kulchycki. The GTHS team thanks them for their amazing support and efforts. We wish them luck in their future endeavors.

Finally, a big congratulations to the following volunteers who are recognizing milestone anniversaries with the GTHS in 2023.

10- Year Volunteers
Kellie Casey
Jan Christopher
Karen Fawcett
David Garner

15-Year Volunteers
Jo-Anne Civiera
Sharon Johnston
Vlynne McBride
Carolyn Williamson

To read more about David’s experience with the GTHS over the past 10 years, click here.


The entire GTHS team is very thankful for your exceptional service.  We truly could not do what we do without your commitment, perseverance and compassion for pets and the people who love them.  Thank you!


Stay informed on GTHS events, initiatives and programs. Learn how the GTHS team is serving the pets and people of the South Georgian Bay Area. Read heart-warming Happy Tails about GTHS Alumni. See a lot of really cute pictures of dogs and cats!