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Education

2011Present

Dalhousie University

Currently Enrolled in Bsc Therapeutic Recreation 

2013, 2014, 2015 Dean's List student

20082011

Auburn Drive High School

Received the "Lifetouch Award of Excellence" bursary   

Work experience

2016Present

Recreation Therapy Internship

IWK CHOICES Program
  • Working with youth enrolled in CHOICES, a program for teens who are harmfully involved with substance use
  • Conducting client assessments, recording progress notes, developing client care plans, and connecting youth with recreation opportunities in their community following their completion of the program
  • Facilitating recreational outings involving a variety of arts, music, exercise, volunteering, and outdoor experiences
  • Grant Writing
  • Co-facilitating groups related to substance use, leisure skills & attitudes, and mental health
2011Present

Climbing Instructor

Ground Zero Climbing Gym
  • Teaching rock climbing safety and technique
  • Organizing and running group events
  • Facilitating the “Geckos” youth climbing group
2015Present

Guest Routesetter

Seven Bays Bouldering
  • Working with the staff routesetting team for weekly climbing wall resets, as well as the February 2016 Tour De Bloc competition
20142015

Session Leader

Social, Cultural, and Recreational Inclusion Society
  • Planning and facilitating drop-in recreation and social programs for teens and adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities
  • One-on-one and large-group recreation
  • Planning large events and outings
2015

Summer Camp Counsellor

Social, Cultural, and Recreational Inclusion Society
  • Planning and facilitating activities and outings for teens and adults enrolled in the SCRI summer camp
2014

Operations Manager

Social, Cultural, and Recreational Inclusion Society
  • Managing logistics for the 2014 SCRI Society summer camp
  • Organized transportation, finances, safety, and staffing
  • Also worked as a counsellor throughout the camp

Volunteering

2012Present

Climb Nova Scotia

Director of Communications
  • Organizing and facilitating rock climbing events such as Boulderfest and Reel Rock Film Tour
  • Writing press releases
  • Creating promotional material
  • Answering inquiries directed to Climb Nova Scotia
  • Managing Social Media accounts (Facebook & Twitter)
2015

MapleStone Enhanced Care

"Partner for Participation"
  • Working one-on-one with residents 
  • Helping residents become more involved with meaningful l leisure in their daily lives
  • Goal setting, counselling, problem solving, planning, and participating in recreation
  • Through the Therapeutic Recreation: Service Delivery Course at Dalhousie University
20132014

IWK Mental Health and Addictions

Music Program Assistant
2013

HRM Community Recreation Services

Cycle Savers Program Leader

Skills

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