Our Staff Make All The Difference

Administrative

Administrative and Volunteer Coordinator

Pictured with member Alyssa Wagner
Pictured with member Alyssa Wagner

Amber McKinley

"I began my journey at Sunrise as a CYW Placement Student in 2011. I stayed on as on-call while I completed my degree in Social Work. I worked in the Day Program full time for many years before making the change to Administrative and Volunteer Coordinator in 2018. When I walk in the door I feel pure happiness and consider all the individuals who make up this organization family. Our members are some of the most amazing people I know and make me a better person through knowing them. I am what they call a Sunrise "lifer" and wouldn't change it for the world!"

Programs Email: programs@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1001

Administrative Assistant (Maternity Leave)

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

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Olivia Campisi

"My name is Olivia Campisi and I'm a new member of the Sunrise Support Staff! I'm very passionate about inclusion, community and self expression! I love history, art and sports and I'm so excited to bring some new and interesting activities to the lovely staff and participants at Sunrise."

Day Program Email: dayprogram@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1003

Day Program Support Staff

Haley McKay

Day Program Email: dayprogram@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1003

Day Program Support Staff

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Kiran Sahota

"I became a part of Sunrise in May of 2020 as a CYC placement student with a BSC in Psychology. Following the completion of my placement, I was hired on as a full-time Support Staff in the Day Program! Since I have started at Sunrise, I have been openly welcomed and created new friendships along the way. My favourite thing about Sunrise is the interactive programming offered and how accommodating they are for all to participate in. I am looking forward to continuing on with Sunrise Youth Group and making lasting memories!"

Day Program Email: dayprogram@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1003

Recreation

Recreation Program Coordinator

Pictured with Member Michael Vella (Pre-Covid19)
Pictured with Member Michael Vella (Pre-Covid19)

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 have worked in the Day Program from the past year as a full-time staff and more recently have taken on the Recreation Coordinator position while I obtain my Social Work Degree! 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 for this new position!"

Recreation Email: recreation@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1002

Recreation Support Staff

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"My name is Andrea and I am a recreation support staff for Sunrise Youth Group! I am passionate about inclusivity, friendships and acceptance and love to see individuals grow and become self-empowered. I feel connected to Sunrise because of the welcoming atmosphere that is showcased, the happiness that the programming brings to myself, other staff and our members, and the memories that have and will be made that won't be forgotten."

Recreation Email: recreation@sunriseyouthgroup.ca

(905) 438-9910 ext. 1002

 

Virtual Program

Virtual Program Moderator

Alison Colley

 

Alison Colley
"Hi, I'm Alison and I'm a Virtual Moderator at Sunrise Youth Group.  I started in November 2021.  I am so fortunate to have found such an amazing place to work.  I wake up every morning excited to log on and talk to all of the great members we have in our community.  I love seeing everyone's smiling faces.  Our days are full of learning, laughter, friendship and fun. I look forward to making new connections, strengthening the ones I've already made and having many more dance parties with you in the future!"

Virtual Program Moderator

Daniel Smith

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"My name is Daniel (It's okay to call me Dan too) and I'm a Virtual Moderator for Sunrise Youth Group. I enjoy working and communicating with others to create fun and constructive experiences. It is always important to me that everyone's voice is heard and I am looking forward to all the happy memories that we can make together. Sunrise Youth Group has given me this great opportunity and I look forward to meeting everyone and sharing laughs."