I was born and raised in Prince Albert, Sk. Places I have lived are Vancouver, B.C., Saskatoon, Sk. and now here in Cold Lake, A.B. After a series of life altering changes, I overcame many obstacles which lead me to become a Women’s Support Worker in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. I also volunteered with the homeless, HIV, addicted and LGBQT population. Being a frontline worker there truly changes your outlook on people living with low/multiple barriers. Once you connect with them and hear their stories, they are never just another face, they are someone’s loved one.
I am a mother of 5 and grandmother of 4. My spare time is spent with them whether it be cooking and baking, going on an adventure or just curling up to watch a movie. Spending time and creating memories with them is my greatest love of all.
Being new to Cold Lake, I look forward to my new beginnings, making new friends and memories. The team at Lakeland Centre for FASD are great and share the same goal as I do which is help our members of the community. I am enjoying every day that I am here as I feel that I am always learning. Everyone faces struggles and barriers in life, but they shouldn’t be faced alone.
The Lakeland Centre for FASD provides cost-free programs and services in the Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul and Lac la Biche areas, as well as on First Nations and Métis Settlements through Alberta.