Community Work

Acknowledgements

  • FEBE Nomination: Community Giver 2019, Ottawa

 

My Volunteer Work

  • Dream Speak (Dec. 2019-Present)
    Founder
    started up, raised money and awareness, organized events, designed flyers, managed finances, delegated work
  • 7 Cups (Jul. 2020-Present)
    Listener
    supported people experiencing emotional distress, maintained confidentiality and a 5-star rating, continued personal education to improve emotional support skills (7 Cups Certifications: Psychological First Aid, Eating Disorders, Self Harm, Sexual Abuse)
  • Online/In Person Business Aid (Jan. 2017-Jan. 2019)
    Guide/Consultant
    taught people how to start their own business, helped them create a business plan and proposal, organized photoshoots and created marketing strategies, networked for people in various industries
  • University of Ottawa (Oct. 2016-Mar. 2019)
    Teacher
    taught beginner level American Sign Language
  • Talking About Mental Illnesses (Jan. 2014-Jun. 2016)
    Coordinator
    organized and ran meetings, created assemblies and events to raise awareness about mental health
  • Heart and Stroke Foundation (Feb. 2014-Feb. 2015)
    Canvasser
    went door to door to raise awareness, raised money online and in person, educated people on warning signs and what to do
  • The Teen Speak Project (Aug. 2014-Oct. 2015)
    Advocate
    designed and handed out fliers, explained mission statement, created promotional videos, wrote and produced songs
  • Children’s Liturgy (Sept. 2010-Apr. 2014)
    Leader
    read and explained readings to youth, created activities and community events
  • Various Senior Homes (Sept. 2004-Sept. 2009)
    Entertainer
    sang and danced for seniors and staff, created activities and community events

 

Current/Recent Collaborations

  • Runway for HOPE 2019 – SS and FW

Semi-annual charity event to raise money for CHEO Foundation. I wrote, co-produced, and performed two songs. I also walked the runway for Soucamelias, ORO Fashion House, Entin Gartini, and XOTIQUE.

  • Ray of Light Event 2019

An initiative focused on raising awareness and funds for mental health. This event raised $15 000 for Ottawa Royal Mental Health Centre‘s DIFD.

 

Previous Collaborations

  • Talking About Addictions and Mental Illnesses
  • YouthSpeak
  • The Teen Speak Project
  • Jack.Org