She is an active member with the FASD Committee Peterborough, she is on the SEAC advisory board with KPRDSB and she enjoys the socialites committee at work- helping to plan and organize events. She has been the Alternatives “face” at The Adventure Group (TAG) partnership with the YMCA for the past 12 years- social group for students age 14-21.
Julie has a wealth of knowledge and enthusiasm she brings to the Alternatives team.
In her spare time, she enjoys being a wife and mother to her teenage daughter and son. She loves, camping in “cabins” in Ontario Provincial Parks, photography, swimming and just relaxing with family and friends.
Kim has had extensive training and is passionate about working with individuals living with FASD. As a member of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum committee and Caregiver Support groups subcommittee Kim strives to bring awareness and education around FASD to the Peterborough community. Kim is also a part of the Peterborough Planning Table for Children and Youth.
She completed her diploma in the Developmental Service Worker program at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario. While attending college full-time Kim volunteered with a leisure and recreational group for young adults living with developmental disabilities.
When Kim’s not working she can be found enjoying life through camping, canoeing, knitting, playing with her dog, chasing grandchildren or working her magic in the kitchen.
Julie joined the Alternatives team in 1994 after graduating with a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Brock University. Julie initially worked in the Community Connections program, supporting individuals with volunteer, recreation and community involvement. In 2005 Julie started working in the Building Bridges program supporting youth and adults ages 14-21 (in highschool) transition to life after highschool. She enjoys working and advocating with individuals with developmental disabilities, and being a developmental services resource and support for families, schools and the community in general.
Kim joined our team in 2000 in the Community Connections Program. She has worked in the Fundamental Skills Day Program, Individualized Support Services and is currently working in the Building Bridges Program connecting with youth and families in the local high schools.