PhoenixFolks

Our staff are compassionate, enthusiastic professionals who love what they do!

In celebration of our 30th year, Phoenix presents PhoenixFolks. From July-September, 2017 we will share stories from some of Phoenix’s amazing staff team – their interests, what motivates them and how came to work at Phoenix. Each Friday a new chapter (or two) will be released. Our people make great things possible for youth, families and communities!

Community Engagement Coordinator
Organizer. Helper. Comedian.

“Volunteerism is extremely important to me, both professionally and personally."

Director of Operational Support
Runner. Fixer. Teammate.

“Phoenix is life changing. It’s true, it’s absolutely true. Phoenix changed my life."

Case Manager, Phoenix Centre for Youth
Mom. Singer. Future Swing Dancer.

“I wasn’t even out of school yet when I applied to work at Phoenix..."

Employment Counsellor
Educator. Supporter. Musician.

"There was this moment in Senior High school, around Christmas time, that I really remember..."

Key Worker, Phoenix Youth Shelter
Husband. Father. Golfer.

“I’ve been homeless, I was kicked out of home."

Clinical Therapist
Mother. Learner. Animal Lover.

“I’ve always been a huge supporter of people supporting people. Healthy young people - healthy adults."

Key Worker (Program Facilitator)
Planner. Cosplayer. Dancer.

“Phoenix youth are resilient - they’re also surprising. They are the most amazing people I’ve ever worked with."

IWK Community Mental Health Nurse
Helper. Listener. Crochetter.

"In high school, I was a shy, introverted person..."

Special Initiatives (SPIN) Coordinator
Artist. Latina (at heart). Future Hostel Owner.

"One of my proudest moments in life was being able to direct a camp in Mexico in 2014."

Youth Outreach Worker
Advocate. Optimist. Traveller.

“I originally started off as a cook, attending taking the culinary arts program at NSCC right out of high school, but after a year, I decided that it wasn’t the lifestyle for me."

Key Worker, Phoenix Youth Shelter
French (Québécoise). Queer. Sex Educator.

"Looking back, I realize how hard it is to be a young adult."

Acting Coordinator, Supportive Housing Program
Dad. Coach. Optimist

Phoenix Youth are amazing. There are so many adjectives to use: resilient, strong, courageous - they’re all there within youth. 

Housing Support Worker
Mother. Nature Lover. Avid Kayaker.

Phoenix is community and a place where youth determine and realise their potential.

Phoenix Trusteeship Worker
Advocate. Organizer. A Voice.

"Before coming to Phoenix, I worked in a therapeutic group home for many years."

Senior Social Worker - Phoenix Supportive Housing
Humorist. Naturist. Compassionate Warrior.

"Phoenix is necessary. Phoenix exists because there is a need for it."

Director, Community Programs
Leader. Bookworm. Rider.

When my husband and I first arrived in Nova Scotia a couple months ago, it was a pretty special moment.

Clinical Therapist
Mother. Learner. Nature Lover.

I grew up in a family where I learned that issues of social justice were important, that you need to contribute and that everyone should have equal access to the things that they need to thrive. 

Key Worker, Phoenix House
Planner. Coffee Lover. Dancer.

When I was on my student placement at Phoenix, it was done before I knew it. The time went by so fast.