Angela has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Manitoba, with a major in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She has her Post Bacc in Education, focusing on inclusion, and is currently enrolled in the Disability Studies Masters program at the University of Manitoba, while continuing other ongoing training opportunities.
She is a certified facilitator in Handle with Care, has an active interest in mindfulness, and extensive experience with youth with various neurological differences including trauma and autism. She has worked in Social Services for the majority of her career and has gathered valuable experiences through working with families with the Manitoba Government, caring for high risk and high needs youth and children, working as a Clinical Case Manager, and volunteering with agencies in Winnipeg and British Columbia.
“I dreamt of a better way to support my community. As a child growing up in care, my my mother struggled with mental health issues and end up taking her own life. As I heard other people’s experiences, I heard my own experience. Resources are still missing, even for my own family.
I wanted children and families to feel respected, right when they walked in the door. Cared for, not Stigmatized. So they feel they can talk openly about challenges they face, because we all have challenges within our own families.
This is the foundation: Respect. Empowerment and Coaching, because we’re not the problem. We are enough.”
Angela raises 4 children with her husband, in Winnipeg, MB. Within her family, she celebrates psychological, cognitive and neurological differences. She says her children have been her best teacher, and support her to learn about how each of us need additional support at different times in our lives, to use our gifts and talents and progress past difficulty or challenge.