Stephanie has been with CarePros since January 2019. Stephanie started off as a Service Delivery Supervisor to now working as the agency’s Intake Supervisor. Stephanie joined CarePros to pursue her innovation and passion for increasing the quality of life for adults and youth who have been diagnosed with a disability.
Stephanie’s work and academic background has inspired a harm reduction approach which has added increasing benefit to the youth we support at CarePros. By operating from a harm reduction model, Stephanie believes this will allow clients to heal in a way that is accessible to who they are and what they are experiencing.
Stephanie has training in Mental health first aid, ASSIST suicide intervention training, Deescalation training, as well as training and experience in Indigenous affairs. Stephanie has worked closely with an elder in the Enoch community who has provided her experience with traditional indigenous ceremony, sundance, sweats, medicine picking, and medicine making. This experience has allowed her to connect her clients to their cultural background and
identity by having the knowledge to assist them with accessing ceremony services, and the people of the indigenous community.
Prior to CarePros, Stephanie worked in the non-profit sector aiming to end homelessness in the inner-city. She gained extensive experience working with vulnerable populations which has assisted in her ability to help individuals access resources and life changing programs in order to better their quality of life.
Stephanie has an academic background in psychology, studying at Vancouver Island University. There she studied a variety of psychology courses, statistics, research methods, philosophy and art. She ran the university’s dance club, and graduated with honours.
As an advocate for self care, her daily routine always includes a workout, a healthy meal, and spending quality time with the people she loves.