Monday, January 22, 2018

Our Staff


Regretfully, Danielle Mably has left the Routes family, having moved on to another position in her career. We wish her well in her future endeavours. Stay tuned for updates as we proceed toward hiring a new Director.

Assistant Director

After four years with Routes, Charlotte Shipley has decided to pursue new opportunities, including the completion of her Master of Social Work degree.  We thank Charlotte for her creative youth programming and for her care and compassion for our youth.  We wish her well in her future career.  

Julia Elzinga - Youth Worker

Guess who's back?!  After two years away former staff member Julia has returned to the Routes family.  Julia comes to us from Burlington with more than ten years of experience in the child and youth recreation field.  With a diploma in Child and Youth Work, as well as Recreation and Leisure Services (with a specialty in Therapeutic Recreation), Julia is experienced in the use of recreation as therapy for children and youth.  Julia has worked with several youth-serving organizations throughout Hamilton and Halton and has spent many years in Hamilton's high schools talking to youth about mental health, another area of interest for Julia.  Julia is excited to return to the community of Dundas and to meet old friends and make new friends.

Maleigha Ford - Youth Worker

Maleigha grew up in Oakville Ontario. Her passion for working with children started from a young age and blossomed into her career.  She received her Advanced Child and Youth Worker Diploma from Mohawk College in 2013.  Maleigha has experience working with children and youth of all ages and is excited to interact, learn and work with the youth from the Dundas community.  Maleigha is the proud mom to her son, Ryder.   Maleigha prides herself on her ability to make anything fun and engaging and is a passionate youth advocate.  Maleigha has a warm and outgoing demeanor that brings great energy to the centre!

Jenna Mitchell - Youth Worker/Employment Counsellor

Jenna grew up in a rural community outside London, Ontario. She is entering her final year in the Bachelor of Social Work program at York University.  She is thoughtful and caring in her support for families, children and youth.  Jenna has experience working with children and youth as a health educator, nanny, tutor, camp counsellor and camp program staff member.  She also has experience fundraising and doing community advocacy and outreach. Jenna wants to contribute to making Routes a place where everyone feels like they belong, like they matter and like they can create change.  Jenna is thrilled to join the Routes family and looks forward to building connections and journeying with Dundas youth.

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