Ravina Dhaliwal uses lived experience to connect with her young Aboriginal clients.
Like many of her peers, Gursimran Mann had planned to transfer to university after completing two years at Douglas College. But once the psychology student heard about the Bachelor of Arts in Child and Youth Care (CYC) program from a fellow Student Ambassador, her transfer plans went out the window. “When I started at Douglas, I planned to become a clinical counsellor, but then I started to volunteer more with youth and children, and I had a change of heart,” she said. “I realized I wanted to pursue a career focusing on… Read More
Meredith Graham has faced many difficulties in life. She left home when she was a teenager, couch surfed, and graduated high school while living in a group home. She also has bipolar disorder. But none of that has stopped her from pursuing her career and educational goals. Meredith works as a youth and family development worker for a Burnaby non-profit and is studying in the Child and Youth Care program at Douglas College. “Some days are brighter than others and it is an ongoing learning process for me to appreciate that my… Read More