Welcome Franco Savoia!
Vibrant Communities Calgary would like to give a warm welcome to our newest Director, Franco Savoia. Franco retired on December 21, 2012 after a 43-year career with the YMCA. He was President and CEO of the Edmonton YMCA from April 2000 to December 2012 and the YMCA of Wood Buffalo from July 2010 to December 2012. Prior to coming to Edmonton he served as President and CEO of the St. Catharines and Niagara Falls YMCAs for 11 years and 20 years with the YMCA of Greater Toronto in a variety of positions: community worker, youth worker, branch manager, MRC Coordinator and Vice President. He has a BA, a Master’s of Divinity and a Masters in Management for Voluntary Sector Leaders. Over the years he has served as a big brother, the National Congress of Italian Canadians, Kiwanis and Rotary Clubs, United Ways as a volunteer campaigner and on allocation review committees. He served on the Board of the Caritas Health Group for four years in Edmonton and now continues to serve on the Community Board. In January 2013 the Minister of Alberta Human Services appointed him as Co-Chair of the Interagency Council on Homelessness.
Franco is married to Barbara. They have two children, Danielle and Stefano and two grand children Rhiana and Ethan.
Franco will be joining Vibrant Communities Calgary as of June 1st. Contact information for him will be sent out closer to his start date, however any inquiries prior to that time can be sent to Wanda Wetterberg, interim Director.
Communications and Community Liaison
Vibrant Communities Calgary
400 – 119 14 Street NW
Calgary, Alberta T2N 1Z6