Category: Staff Stories

Living our Values: Staffing Diversity at FSGV

At Family Services of Greater Vancouver, diversity is one of our core values, and we take staffing diversity very seriously. Tina Yazdanfar is a family counsellor at our Family Preservation and Reunification Services, where she works with clients coming from a myriad of cultural backgrounds. To her, having a diverse staff group is key to …

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Finding fulfillment and purpose in the PRIYD program

I started working as an integration support worker with the PRIYD (Providing Resources and Independence for Youth Development) program at Family Services of Greater Vancouver in March 2015. Since then, I have had the opportunity to support children and youth with developmental disabilities. My main responsibility has been to support youth in developing life skills …

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A walk in the shoes of a homeless youth

As a 22 year-old transgendered female with mental challenges and a history of incarceration, I wasn’t sure I was going to be able to successfully find income, 3 square meals, and a warm, dry, safe place to stay for the night. These were the objectives and challenges facing me during my recent experience in the …

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