Our Staff Make All The Difference

ADMINISTRATION

Administrative and Volunteer Coordinator

Pictured with Member Vanessa Mulready
Pictured with Member Vanessa Mulready

Amber McKinley

“I started out as a student in 2011, continued on to part-time then full time staff member in the Day Program. After returning from maternity leave I have taken on the position of Administrative and Volunteer Coordinator. Since my first day I have felt so welcomed by staff and members, there truly is no place like Sunrise! My favourite thing to do at Sunrise is dance! Everyone has such amazing and unique dance moves!”

Administration Email: programs@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

Volunteer Email: volunteers@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1001

Administrative Assistant

Pictured with Member Nicole  Gaspar
Pictured with Member Nicole Gaspar

Brittany McMinn

"I started out as a student in 2014. I quickly fell in love with this organization. The energy and positivity this place brings is hard to find. My favorite thing about Sunrise is definitely the dancing and singing. To be able to dance and sing like nobody is watching gives you everyday confidence. Sunrise brings a smile to my face everyday."

Administration Email: programs@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1001

DAY PROGRAM

Day Program Coordinator

Pictured with Member Derrick Randall
Pictured with Member Derrick Randall

Danielle Ferland

“I first started at Sunrise Youth Group in February 2010 and have enjoyed every minute of it! I am very fortunate to have a job that I love and I am able to have fun every day! My favourite thing to do at Sunrise is facilitating the literacy program. This allows me to share my love for reading and learning while making it accessible to all comprehension levels. The staff and members have become my second family”

Day Program Email: dayprogram@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1003

Day Program Support Staff

Pictured with Members Charlene DesRochers and Andrea McBride
Pictured with Members Charlene DesRochers and Andrea McBride

Shareefah Athman

"I started as a placement student in the Social Service Worker Program in 2015. Soon after I was hired as on-call and now work in the Day Program full time! At first I never expected to be working in this field or environment, until I came to Sunrise and I instantly fell in love. I have formed lifelong friendships here and they are truly like family to me!"

Day Program Email: dayprogram@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1003

Day Program Support Staff

Fabian

Fabian Di Martino

"I have been lucky enough to be a part of Sunrise since August of 2019 and am delighted to have found meaning and companionship among the many friends here. It is the light of my life to share both the pleasures and the struggles of daily routine with those who dare to be a little bit different. The Day Program at Sunrise reminds me how to find beauty and happiness in some of life's most underrated aspects; feeling appreciated, forming connections, and putting a smile on a friend's face. More importantly, it empowers me to help remind others of the same thing."

Day Program Email: dayprogram@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1003

Day Program Support Staff

Pictured with Member Michael Vella
Pictured with Member Michael Vella

Carly Lambe

"I started off as a placement student in 2017 for 8 months and from there got brought on as on call staff. I covered shifts and volunteered for various Rec events. I recently I have been hired as a full time staff and I will be programming Fitness and Life Skills/Fundraising. Sunrise is what rooted my passion for special needs and working in a Day Program setting. I love everything Sunrise does and stands for and am excited to be committed on a full time basis!"

Day Program Email: dayprogram@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1003

RECREATION PROGRAM

Recreation Program Coordinator

Pictured with Members Phil and Jon
Pictured with Members Phil and Jon

Julia Derdaele

"I first started at Sunrise in 2013 as a volunteer. Since then I have been a student in the day program, on call for all programs, which then led to my current position as recreation support staff. I will be working in the Day Program for the summer of 2019! I am so happy I found my Sunrise family, they have changed and shaped my life in ways I never knew were possible. Everyone at Sunrise are all unique and make for such a bright and positive environment. My favorite part of Sunrise is Camp Wabikon. It is hands down the best week ever! I am so lucky to be a part of an organization that lets me be who I am and accepts me for me"

Day Program Email: dayprogram@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1003