A big thank you to tax volunteer group


The recent letter in Nunatsiaq News was very nice and I really appreciated it.

As well, I would like to thank all the people I have volunteered with over the years both here in Iqaluit and throughout Nunavut. You have all been wonderful, willing to learn and teaching me new things, plus it was great getting to know you.

Some of you have continued to volunteer year after year where others have gone to new communities with new employment and responsibilities and some also taking the CVITP with you. I feel that the Community Volunteer Income Tax Program is very committed to the betterment to quality of life for the residents of those communities.

It not only provides services in the way of completing your income tax returns but the person coming in to receive the service — the client — is also providing a service to the volunteer.

To the client, it provides peace of mind and the knowledge that they have been treated fairly and honestly. Through this, the volunteer receives a high degree of satisfaction that you have been able to help someone.

So you see, this is not just a one-way service program. Therefore, with this in mind, I would like to thank all of you who the CVITP has had the honor of assisting these last 10 years here in Iqaluit. You have become more than clients to me. You are my friends.

During the time we have lived in Nunavut, my husband Cam and I have come to know many of you on a personal basis and will sincerely miss you. Cam knows many of you through his current and prior employers plus his volunteer activities with Baffin Correctional Centre.

To us, you are more than just people in a community and we are saddened to be leaving the North. As well, we will also be leaving some of our family behind and we will miss them dearly. To sustain us, we have wonderful pictures and memories that we will treasure always.

Sharon and Cam Gee

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