As we wrap up 2022, we are saying farewell to 3 backbone staff members as they transition to new roles and opportunities. Each member of the Wellbeing WR backbone team plays a key role in the initiative, and we are grateful to have had these individuals working with us to create a community where everyone thrives and no one is left behind. Read about each staff member’s experience in their role with Wellbeing WR, and what’s next for them:
Paige Monck-Whipp, Network Catalyst
As I prepare to shift from this role with the Wellbeing WR backbone team at the end of this year and join the Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team at Waterloo Regional Police Service, I have been reflecting on what a truly special network Wellbeing WR has created over the years.
Emma Haas, Placement Student
Over the past four months I have had the pleasure of working with Wellbeing Waterloo Region, under the supervision of Paige Monck-Whipp, the agency’s Network Catalyst. I have also worked alongside Cheryl Grove, Community Planning Associate, Jackie Heintzman, Communications Assistant, and Isra Ziad, another placement student from a neighbouring school. Working with this group over the past four months has been such an enjoyable and enriching experience. I have had opportunities to work independently on research pieces, collaboratively with partner agencies on large scale projects, and directly with community members in need of support by participating in outreach events.
Isra Ziad, Co-op Student
As a co-op student working with Wellbeing WR this past term (September-December 2022), I had learned more about myself and my passions. During my time here, I helped with outreach events in which my colleagues and I would go to various locations (such as community health centers and shelters), to inform others of the survey we had launched. This survey encompassed questions that were situated on people’s wellbeing.