MEET OUR TEAM

 

Anne, Executive Director (she/her)

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First and foremost what drew me to the Timmins YWH is my passion to support young people in our community in any way that I can. Our youth know what they want and need for their well being. As Executive Director of the YWH, I am fortunate to oversee the magic that happens when youth, staff, peer mentors and our many community partners all work collaboratively together. The result: safe, welcoming and inclusive spaces for youth to make new friends and access a huge array of activities, resources and services to support their well being. I am inspired every day by the incredible young people I get to meet and work alongside. I cannot imagine doing anything more fulfilling!

Michelle, Care Coordinator (she/her)

What drew you to working at the YWH?
I was aware there was a gap in services for youth and wanted to be part of the solution.  The mission, vision and values of the YWH really spoke to me, first and foremost.  Creating opportunities for youth to grow and feel like they belong in an inclusive, safe space is so important to their development and being able to contribute to their wellbeing speaks volumes to me.

What do you bring to the hub?
Above all else, I bring compassion and an open mind to the hub.  I’m told I have a bubbly personality and a genuine smile.  I also have extensive knowledge in the social services sector, where community services are concerned.  Meeting youth where they are at and helping them reach their full potential, whatever that may look like, is beyond measure.  I’m all about creating connections.

Amanda, Peer Mentor (she/her)

What drew you to working at the YWH?
When I heard about the Hub, I was immediately interested in what they stood for. I strongly believe that our community can benefit from having a Hub designated to the Youths. As someone who could of used this when I was younger, I am grateful of having the opportunity of getting involved as a Peer Mentor. The Hub offers amazing activities as a way of bringing the Youths together in a welcoming, inclusive and safe space. I look forward to the changes we can make in Timmins. 

What do you bring to the hub?
I am understanding, open-minded, accepting and empathetic.  With my background in conflict resolution and my own struggles with mental health, I want to encourage the Youths to reach their full potential and grow as an individual through their own journey. I believe that everyone deserves the chance to better themselves and want to become the best version of themselves. 

Catharine, Skills & Wellbeing Programming Coordinator (she/her)

What drew you to working at the YWH?
I have always wanted to create a safe space for youth with resources that I didn’t have growing up. The YWH goes above and beyond for youth in Timmins and I wanted to be a part of it!

What do you bring to the hub?
I have lots of experience working with youth and in programming! My own mental health experiences have made me empathetic, and most importantly passionate! I want to help support youth in any way I can and I will work hard to create a space that is safe and comfortable for everyone.

Phoenix, Peer Support Worker (they/he)

What drew you to working at the YWH?
When I heard about the YWH and the work that they do to help and support the youth in our community, I felt like it would be somewhere I truly belong. Being able to provide mental health services to those in need is something that brings me a lot of joy. As a non-binary person who grew up in Timmins, I understand the importance of having an inclusive environment where young people can feel safe to be themselves.

What do you bring to the hub?
I believe that I am a compassionate, understanding, and empathetic individual who is easy to talk to. My own experiences working on my mental health and wellbeing will be an asset in helping others find the resources they need to do the same.

Maegan, Intake Coordinator (she/her)

What drew you to working at the YWH?
As someone who was born and raised in Timmins, I understand the value that an organization like YWH Timmins brings to the community. Having a healthy space for young people to learn and gather is something that is integral to the health of our community as a whole. I love that the Hub offers such a wide range of services for youth in the Timmins area, and that these services are developed using input and feedback from those who use them. I am also very passionate about creating inclusive spaces where everyone feels welcome and heard. The opportunity to work in a place where I can be an active changemaker in my community is a dream come true!

What do you bring to the hub?
I am a very compassionate, understanding, and open-minded person. My background in education has given me great insight into what the young people of Timmins want and need. I have a deep passion for learning and love to help others become their best selves, which I always do with kindness, empathy, and a good sense of humour.

Nikki, Assistant Coordinator (she/her)

What drew you to working at the YWH?
I am am passionate about health and wellness, and I am a natural helper/supporter. Both of these things align really well with the work that the YWH does, and I wanted to be a part of it as soon as I heard about the hub! Young people know what they need and how they can be supported better than anyone else, so it is important to me that the hub is youth-led and that youth voices are amplified and heard. I am so excited to be a part of this team!

What do you bring to the hub?
I bring a wide variety of experiences in health and wellness, mental health advocacy, and programming for youth. I am empathetic, creative, and bring a gentle yet enthusiastic energy wherever I go.

Our Board of Directors

  • Brian Marks, Chair of YWH Board
  • Madison Mizzau, Vice-Chair of YWH Board
  • Trisha Turner, Treasurer, YWH Board, Community Partners representative
  • Paul Jalbert, Mental Health Sector representative 
  • Angéle Jean, Education Sector representative
  • Michael Scott, Community Member
  • Mélanie Watson, Community Member
  • Amy Beaven, Community Member

Hub Schedule

Check out our schedule for info on our upcoming hubs.

Contact Us

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