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Victoria Robinson, Community Living Prince Edward

Victoria Robinson of Community Living Prince Edward’s Direct Support Professional team is proud to be a part of the organization for more than 11 years. Starting out as a relief worker, Victoria has worked in community homes, Supported Independent Living, as well as Heart of the County and Splash Works.

Victoria shares, “Growing up, I always knew I wanted to help people. I was always the friend that people turned to when they needed something or a supportive ear to listen to. That’s what led me to choose social services as my field of work.” ... Read More



Laurie Foster, Community Living Prince Edward

Laurie shares, “When I was ready to find a new position, I was disappointed with the jobs that I was qualified for. I knew that I had a lot more I could offer a potential employer. When I learned about the Personal Support Worker (PSW) program, it felt like it might be the right next step for me.”

As part of her certification, Laurie worked at local long term care facilities. She was keen to take a more active role in peoples’ lives and soon realized that these placements weren’t an ideal fit for her aspirations. ... Read More



Brandy-Lee Wilkes, Community Living Prince Edward

Hi, I’m Brandy-Lee Wilkes and I was born and raised in Prince Edward County. I grew up in a home where my parents were foster parents and my mom also worked for Community Living Price Edward. It was no surprise to anyone that a career in the human services field would be my future. Supporting people from all walks of life and making a real difference is my passion.

I started working at Community Living Prince Edward as a student when I was 19 years old in 1999. After that summer, I was hired as a part-time residential support worker and, a short time later, I became a full-time employee. ... Read More



Brenda Poelzer, Community Living Prince Edward

The path that led Brenda Poelzer to Community Living Prince Edward was incredibly varied. Over the past two decades, she’s taught English to students of all ages and abilities in China as well as developed and facilitated programs in the child and youth sector. With a BA in psychology and an SSW diploma, Brenda most recently worked as support staff in addictions and mental health care facilities.

After moving to the area from the GTA in 2015, she took some time to find where she wanted to spend the rest of her career. When a relief staff position at Community Living Prince Edward caught her attention, she thought carefully about the opportunity. ... Read More


Janet Burns, Community Living Prince Edward

Hi, I’m Janet Burns, and I’ve worked with Community Living Prince Edward for 40 incredible years. Starting out as a summer student, I wasn’t certain what I wanted to do for my career and soon realized this was a field where I could make a real difference every day.

Over the years, I’ve worked with all ages and seen people who live with intellectual disabilities make great progress in living more active and inclusive lives in our community. Currently, I coordinate community supports and services, an area that’s evolved a lot over the past four decades. ... Read More


Sarah Carson, Community Living Prince Edward

Hi, I’m Sarah Carson and I’ve worked with Community Living Prince Edward for 19 years. Prior to working at the organization, I studied Business Accounting for two years before deciding to switch to the Developmental Services Worker program. I really enjoy working with people, so this was an easy choice. I decided to apply for a position at Community Living Prince Edward because it was close to home.

I started working as a job coach and then moved into supporting people in their homes shortly afterward. Over the years, I have worked as a relief staff member as well as in various full-time ... Read More


Kim Gagne, Community Living Prince Edward

Kim Gagne, Community Living Prince EdwardI’ve been a part of the developmental sector for 47 years and I’d like to share my story and journey. I began working for Community Living 26 years ago. Starting at the Rick Hotston Centre were I worked with people to enhance their volunteer, employment, and creative skills.

Together, we assembled products for manufacturing businesses, did lawn maintenance and took part in a cleaning crew... Read More