“For the past 17 years, I have met hundreds of courageous people of all ages and all walks of life as I worked at the reception desk at Catholic Family Service. These clients were guided and assisted by hard-working, competent and compassionate staff and volunteers who used their knowledge, experience and dedication. Clients were served in many languages besides English – Spanish, Urdu, Hindi, Russian, Farsi, and Romanian to name a few. When I think back over the years, a favourite program for me was the Butterfly Program for deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals, couples and families. This program offered a unique opportunity for citizens to receive counselling support by communicating in American Sign Language. As I move into retirement, I realize that I have been blessed to be associated with so many resourceful, dedicated and strong clients and staff. Catholic Family Service has supported me as a mature woman to grow in knowledge and in spirit and for that I am truly grateful.”

February 28, 2017