Stephanie – Program Coordinator
Stephanie came to AIM with 15+ years of experience in the social services field and also has a brother with special needs. Stephanie has a Psychology/Sociology University degree and a diploma in Early Childhood Education. Even before her younger brother was born Stephanie had an interest in working with individuals with special needs. Stephanie has supported individuals in group homes, day programs, camps, and 1:1 support in the community. She has even been friends with a couple AIM participants for over 15 years! Stephanie also volunteered at Grand River Hospital and acted as an evening supervisor for KW’s Out of The Cold program for over 6 years. In November 2013, Stephanie received Extend-A-Family’s “Individual Inclusion Award” for an ‘I Choose Dignity’ video she made, along with being an advocate for individuals with special needs in our community. Stephanie is so happy to be a part of the AIM team and is committed to providing exceptional support to the participants.
Laura – Volunteer Coodinator
Laura is a graduate of the Recreation and Leisure Services Program as well as Recreation Therapy at Mohawk College. Laura comes to AIM with experience as a Program Planner for a Day Program in Burlington, and is also a Life Enrichment worker at St. Andrew’s Terrace in Cambridge. Laura has gained valuable experience volunteering in many different environments including day programs, senior centres and long term care facilities. She has also gained additional insight into different cultures from a recent two month backpacking trip in Europe. Laura is extremely excited about joining the AIM team and looks forward to using her passion to make lasting connections with the AIMazing participants!
Lindsey- Health and Safety Rep
Lindsey is joining AIM with 11 years experience in Social Services. She graduated with a diploma, specializing in mental health, human services, and coping mechanisms. She comes with 2 years supporting adults living with physical and intellectual disabilities for March of Dimes, and she has also been a counsellor for teens in group homes for Avalon Horizons. She has continued her passion for individual care working for Choices Community Living within the Hamilton and Kitchener area. Lindsey has a gusto for creating fun and exciting new tasks and challenges that integrate both life skills and build confidence. Lindsey has always been active in her community, whether it be volunteering, advocating, or gaining experience in support services. Lindsey is a mother, a traveller, a crafty creator, and excited to be a part of the AIMazing individuals within AIM.