Rick Sanderson is the first winner of the PAGC Giraffe Award.

KUDOS for a Colleague

Beginning this year, Executive wants to acknowledge our staff who have exemplified the values that our PAGC Chiefs have made:

Community Involvement
we encourage corporate and individual involvement in community activities.

Individual Contribution
we enable individuals to be responsible and accountable for providing excellent program and service delivery to member First Nations.

Trust and Teamwork
we have relationships that are based on trust, cooperation and teamwork.

Open Communication
we have open communication, open dialogue, and participative management.

Employee Development
we have a commitment to continuous employee development and growth.

we develop partnerships that will enhance the economic, social and cultural well being of member First Nations.

we respect one another and the importance of family

All of these characteristics have been demonstrated by the recent negotiations of the Angus Mirasty School and Parkland Hall. Our colleague first brought the idea to the Executive and since then, he has worked effortlessly on developing and negotiating with various stakeholders, while emulating each of the values of the organization.

Today, we are closer to closing the deal between city hall and PAGC. Rick Sanderson was key in getting this building for our communities.

Closing: I want to give Rick Sanderson the very first Giraffe Award that signifies an individual from our PAGC Directors/Coordinators team that “sticks their neck out” for the organization to improve the well-being of our communities.  

I believe there needs to be opportunities for every leader to encourage one another, especially at a time when there are so many stressors at work, at home and in society. I will ask Rick to pass on this Giraffe Award at our next meeting to one of you who stick their neck out and exemplify the values of the organization.

Lastly, I want to close with this quote, “When people feel a strong sense of affiliation and attachment to their colleagues they’re much more likely to have a higher sense of well-being, to feel more committed to the organization, and to perform at higher levels,” 

To be a PAGC Program Manager/Director is to have the responsibility to “rise above” the circumstances for the betterment for our communities. With that, I’d like for Rick to come up and receive the first Giraffe Award for 2019.