When Susan, who has spina bifida (new window) as well as diabetes (new window) , came through the doors of our Burnaby office, she had been out of the work force for some time and didn’t know how to get back in.
She joined the Employ-Ability Program and was diligent with her work, soaking up as much information as she possibly could. She asked questions about the resources she could make use of, and worked hard to improve her skills in order to become as marketable as possible.
Susan was often exposed to people in her neighbourhood with high needs and she really wanted to reach out to them and make a difference. With this in mind, Susan decided to volunteer as a Peer Counselor in a Diabetes Program after graduation.
As a volunteer, she assists people living with limited financial means, helping them to eat properly and manage their diabetes. She loves what she is doing and she is truly making a difference in her community. Susan plans to build her skills in this volunteer role before moving forward with a paid employment plan.
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