Friday, November 17, 2017

Our Staff

Danielle Mably - Program Director

Danielle grew up in Newmarket and attended Laurentian University in Orillia where she received her B.A. in Sociology. After completing her degree she wanted to further her education and received a post-graduate certificate in Addictions Treatment and Prevention. Danielle’s experience lead her to work with women and youth involved in the criminal justice system which helped her discover her passion for working with youth. Danielle brings with her an enthusiasm for engaging programming. She loves being a part of the personal growth she witnesses in each and every youth. Danielle is passionate about keeping Routes Youth Centre a safe space for everyone.

Charlotte Shipley - Assistant Program Director

Charlotte grew up in Barrie Ontario and attended the University of Windsor to receive her B.A [H] in Drama in Education and Community, Psychology. Charlotte has gone on to work with at-risk youth in many different contexts and venues. Charlotte's passion is developing relevant and engaging programming as well as incorporating creativity wherever possible. She has witnessed first hand both personally and professionally the importance of mentorship and what a positive impact it can have. She is passionate about the work she does at Routes; helping the youth of Dundas feel empowered, important and supported.

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 passionate about using 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.

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 and is passionate about supporting 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.

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!

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