BUILDING BRIDGES and COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Our Building Bridges staff connect with high school students living with developmental challenges. While still in high school our staff will assist students, and their families, to plan for the future, with a focus on accessing services that will be needed as adults, discovering post-secondary and employment opportunities, connecting to social groups and getting involved in recreational and social activities.
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.