Summer Student Employees at the Lodge
It’s been another great summer at the Lodge, and we want to take this opportunity to thank our 3 summer student employees for their contributions to the Lodge. These College/University students were hired through the Canada Summer Jobs Program. The program provides wage subsidies to create quality summer work experience for students. The Lodge benefits from the additional support the students provide, their new ideas and enthusiasm.
Ashley was hired in the Recreation department as the Activity-Aide. Megan worked between the 3 Homes in the role of Quality Resource Student and Alissa worked in the Dietary department between the 3 Homes, in the role of Therapeutic Clerk.
Before they left, we asked Ashley, Meagan and Alissa to share a few words about their experiences this summer. We appreciate their contributions to the Lodge and wish them all the best in their ongoing studies as they return to school this fall.
Ashley Scott, Recreation & Leisure
“I’m studying Kinesiology and Health Science and certifying in Athletic Therapy at York University. However, after this summer job I’m truly considering pursuing Recreation and Leisure post-graduation. I learned there is way more to Recreation and Leisure than what meets the eye and how impactful the different activities can be for the Elders. I enjoyed every aspect of this position, but mostly enjoy how amazing the staff are within the Recreation and Leisure department!”
Alissa DeBruyne, Dietary
“I am pursuing my Masters of Science in Food & Nutrition at Western University. In my future academic endeavours, I will draw on my fantastic experience working with the Nutrition supervisors, Dietitians, and Elders. I valued working in a kind and encouraging atmosphere. It was a highly rewarding job that I looked forward to going to each day!”
Megan Dupuis, Quality Assurance
“I am returning to school this fall to pursue a Chiropractic Doctorate Degree at the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College in Toronto. My position this summer allowed me to work in each of the Homes and get to know many of the Elders. I enjoyed having conversations and getting the opportunity to learn more about each person.”
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