Staff

Family Drop In

Gini2015

Gini Bonner

Executive Director, Mount Pleasant Family Centre Society

Originally from Vancouver, BC

Speaks English

Favourite Quote: "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed, citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." – Margaret Mead

Marjorie2015

Marjorie Batoon

Financial Administrator

Originally from the Philippines

Speaks English and Filipino

Favourite Quote:"The only man who never makes a mistake is the man who never does anything." - Theodore Roosevelt

Theresa2016

Theresa Tang

Program Manager, Family Drop In Program

Originally from the Kootenays in BC

Speaks English

Favourite Quote:"Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground." –Theodore Roosevelt

Flora2015

Flora Purcell

Child and Family Support Worker - Adult Program Coordinator 

Originally from Vancouver, BC

Speaks English

Favourite Quote: “No mud; no lotus.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

Maria2015

Maria Luz Fernandez

Child and Family Support Worker - Playroom Coordinator

Originally from Argentina

Speaks English and Spanish

Favourite Quote: "It is the time you waited for your rose that makes your rose so important." Antoine de Saint-Exupery - The Little Prince.

Ewa2015

Ewa Paciorek

Child and Family Support Worker

Originally from Poland

Speaks English, Polish, and Russian

Favourite Quote: “Festina lente.”

Alma2015

Alma Tuliao

Child and Family Support Worker

Originally from Phillippines

Speaks English and Filipino

Favourite Quote: "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."

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Ofelia Ramirez

Child and Family Support Worker - Relief

Originally from Mexico

Speaks English, Spanish

Favourite Quote: "Family is like a song. Some notes are high and others are low. But it is always a beautiful song." -Unknown

Janice

Janice Bavis

Playroom Volunteer

Originally from Vancouver

Speaks English

Circles of Care & Connection Early Years Refugee Program

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Sanja Sladojevic

Circles of Care and Connection Manager

Originally from Croatia

Speaks English, Croatian, Mandarin Chinese, Serbian, and Russian

Favourite Quote: “Wherever you go, go with all your heart” -Confucious

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Manjit Garcha

Senior Child and Family Settlement Worker

Originally from England

Speaks Punjabi, Hindi, and English

Favourite Quote: “The hand of friendship has no colour.” - Unknown

Jasmine2015

Jasmine Olson

Child and Family Settlement Worker

Originally from Salt Spring Island

Speaks English, Setswana

Favourite Quote: “If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppresser.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu

Narsmeen2015

Narsmeen Sahim

Child and Family Settlement Worker

Originally From Fiji

Speaks English, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, and Native Fijian

Favourite Quote: "Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony." – Mahatma Gandhi

Farnaz2016

Farnaz Karimizadeh

Early Childhood Educator

Originally From Iran

Speaks Farsi and English

Favourite Quote: "Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love." – Mother Teresa

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