Meet the Team

 

Anne Vincent

Coordinator

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 Coordinator 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!

Erin Cartan

Assistant Coordinator

What drew you to working at the YWH?

The hub is such an incredible organization for Timmins to have and I knew that I wanted to work here as soon as I saw the job. I am very passionate about working with youth and wanted to expand my experience in this field while also helping the community I grew up in. I knew that I would have loved to have a program like this when I was growing up here so I wanted to be involved in such a unique and wonderful organization.

What do you bring to the hub?

I think I bring a vast knowledge of programming and recreation experience to the hub. I am also a very passionate, outgoing person and I love to find new ways to engage all the youth that come to the hub.

Nikki St Clair

NOHFC Intern

What drew you to working at the YWH?

I 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.

Catharine Lockhart

Peer Mentor

I wanted to become a peer mentor to help create a space that I didn’t have when I was growing up, and help to give back to the youth in my community. Best job ever 🙂 

What do you bring to the hub?

I think my biggest asset that I bring to the YWH is my passion for helping others, and my creativity. I’m always thinking of something new and fun we can bring into the hub, and I’m always here for the youth! 

 

Katrina Daigneault-Dallaire

Peer Mentor

What drew you to being a peer mentor?

I wanted to become a peer mentor because I struggled with mental health as a teen and I want to be able to offer support that I didn’t have, to the youth that attend the youth wellness hub.
What do you bring to the hub?
Also I think I bring a sense of calmness to the hub. I’m not an overly social person, nor do I talk very much; and I think that a lot of the youth that I’ve made connections with is because of that. I give them the space that they need to discuss whatever they’d like and I just listen. I offer kind words and a hug when needed!

Mackenzie Holloway

Peer Mentor

What drew you to being a peer mentor?

What initially drew me to the peer mentor role is the opportunity to help youth and the future of Timmins, but quickly became much, much more than that after my first hub!

What do you bring to the hub?

I bring a lot of energy and am always equipped with my listening ears!

Vanessa Roy

Peer Mentor

 What drew you to being a peer mentor?

What drew me into becoming a peer mentor was the opportunities and potential that the position holds. Being a peer mentor to me meant that I would be able to be actively involved with youth and surrounding them with many useful resources ranging from mental health, to basic and essential life skills. I have always had a passion for helping others, especially youth. I once struggled with mental health as a youth myself and I couldn’t help but think to myself how useful the YWH would have been to my wellbeing  if it had been around. With that being said, I want to be part of the change and to help the youth in my community who might also be struggling.

What do you bring to the hub?

As a peer mentor, I can confidently say I bring many key characteristics of being a good and active listener to those needing a listening ear or to simply share their thoughts and emotions with. I am very friendly and love interacting with youth whether it’s a game or cards, to playing sports in the gym, to making crafts, or just being in the moment. I also have many insightful resources and knowledge to lend a helping hand to those in need. Through  my own personal struggles with mental health, I can truly emphasize with the youth who are also struggling, and I am happy to provide them with resources now available. I am very passionate of  helping youth in various ways including coping with mental health and teaching essential life skills. Working as a peer mentor at the youth and wellness hub has been so incredibly rewarding in so many ways and I absolutely love what I do.

Our Counselling Partners

  • Northeastern Ontario Family and Children Services
  • Misiway Milopemahtesewin Community Health Centre
  • Employment Options Emploi
  • Timmins and Area Women in Crisis
  • Canadian Mental Health Association Cochrane-Timiskaming
  • Ontario Native Women’s Association

Get In Touch with Us

Anne Vincent – Coordinator

 

annevinc@icloud.com

Erin Cartan – Assistant coordinator

youthwellness@cdspc.org

Join Us

If you are a youth ages 12-25 come join us at the hub. If you are interested in volunteering, adult or youth, send us a message.

Hub Schedule

Check out our monthly schedule for our upcoming hubs.

Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer or contributing to the hub send us a message.