• Cole Harbour, Nova Scotia

Rob Grandy



Dalhousie University

2011 - Present
Currently Enrolled in Bsc Therapeutic Recreation 

2013, 2014, 2015 Dean's List student

Auburn Drive High School

2008 - 2011
Received the "Lifetouch Award of Excellence" bursary   

Work experience

Work experience

Recreation Therapy Internship

2016 - Present
  • 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

Climbing Instructor

2011 - Present
Ground Zero Climbing Gym
  • Teaching rock climbing safety and technique
  • Organizing and running group events
  • Facilitating the “Geckos” youth climbing group

Guest Routesetter

2015 - Present
Seven Bays Bouldering
  • Working with the staff routesetting team for weekly climbing wall resets, as well as the February 2016 Tour De Bloc competition

Session Leader

2014 - 2015
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

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

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



Climb Nova Scotia

2012 - Present
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)

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

IWK Mental Health and Addictions

2013 - 2014
Music Program Assistant
  • Helping to facilitate the “Jam Session” program in 4-south, the in-patient acute mental health unit at the IWK
  • Playing music with patients and teaching group guitar lessons
  • Participating in group discussions regarding mental health and addictions

HRM Community Recreation Services

Cycle Savers Program Leader
  • Coordinating and leading nature & environment oriented activities for classes of grade 4 children
  • Goals of this program include promoting environmental awareness, educating youth about climate change, and encouraging outdoor recreation


  • Standard First Aid & CPR/AED Level C Expires June 2017
  • Wilderness Remote First Aid Expires November 2017
  • Mental Health First Aid Specialization for adults who work with youth
  • Proficient With Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Class 5 Drivers License

References Available Upon Request