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 16 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 a Life Enrichment worker 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 backpacking trip in Europe. Laura is thrilled to be a part of the AIM team and continues to use her passion to make lasting connections with the AIMazing participants!
Emily – Health and Safety Rep
Emily is a graduate of the Personal Support Worker program. Emily knew she had a passion for working with people since a very young age. Growing up she would often volunteer at the nursing home her Mother worked at. At age 14 she started working as a student in a long term care facility. With only having worked in the social service field, she applied to the PSW program. During which time she did a placement at a group home and fell in love with the rewarding work. She enjoys developing valuable, trusting relationships and learning new things from each person she meets along the way. Emily comes to Adults In Motion with experience as Direct Support Worker in group homes as well as a Day Program. She has gained valuable experience working in long term care as well as retirement homes. Emily is excited to be a part of the AIM team and continuously uses her passion and positivity to bring light and build connections with our AIMazing participants.
Heather – Special Activities Leader
Heather believes in the value of a positive attitude and the impact of empowerment. She has an incredible sense of community and a natural ability to make sincere personal connections with others. In additional to Heather’s outstanding personal attributes, she also has her degree in Social Development Studies from the University of Waterloo. Heather has worked with the Waterloo Regional District School Board assisting students in the St Mary’s life skills class and has spent many years as a school volunteer helping children with special needs polish their reading and math skills. Heather is also a gifted singer and musician who has used her talents as the Director of The St George Youth Choir. Heather loves being part of the Adults In Motion team and sharing her gifts with amazing program participants.