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Newsletter – August 2019

August 1, 2019 Posted in Blog Posts

“A Story of Determination” by Melinda Parayno: There were 9 children, including me. My mother told me I needed to help with my siblings and I could not go to school anymore. I was still young and I wanted to continue……

Healthcare Students Get Creative: A Sunday Combo class recently wrote encouraging messages to their future clients, putting the message to music. “When you feel down and lonely…. when the world just shuts you down… and no-one is around …I’ll be beside you and we can talk it all out.”

Helping the developing world: Fund raising for the Hunger- Free campaign and supporting artists in South America.

Great Job Everyone!

DMC student gives back….Yei is originally from Sierra Leone, West Africa. While living in a refugee camp after their civil war, she received a small business loan from World Vision to support her dressmaking…..

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Robin W.
HR Generalist

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Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Carlton Gardens Care Centre

“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

Success Story

Through my own personal experience I believe I am able to give to others the level of care, compassion and love that was bestowed upon me during my time of need. Drake Medox College has provided me with the greatest opportunity through their Community Support Worker program, with being able 'pay it forward ' and make a difference in this world. Life is about touching the lives of people around us no matter who they are or where they have come from.