Care to Speak Peer Support Team

Group of Caregivers

Care to Speak is made up of peer supporters who have worked in front line healthcare, in long term care and home care.

“I have been an LPN since 2002 working in various settings such as in community as a home support supervisor, acute care, long-term care and assisted living and taught both LPN and HCA programs. I am currently in a psychiatric nursing program as mental health continues to be my area of most interest.” – Pam, Sechelt, BC

“I am an LPN graduate from College and have worked as a caregiver for two years in BC with older adults. I used to work with high risk youth in the indigenous communities in Saskatchewan where I discovered my passion for helping people.” – Lynth, Surrey, BC

“Since 2009, I have been a community healthcare worker.  I have worked in facility & home support as well as an activity aide.  I am a shop steward and JOHS rep in my unit and I am a strong and active advocate for my peers and my clients.” – Linda, Vancouver Island

“I have worked in the health care system for over 6 years. I had the pleasure of working as one of three MOAs in a family practice of 5 physicians and occasional visiting specialists right after receiving my medical office certificate.” -Geseka, North Vancouver, BC

“I am an RN working in Kelowna with 34 years nursing experience with a combination of 30 years in acute care along with 19 years in Long Term Care setting.” – Tara-Lee, Kelowna, BC

“I am a registered nurse in clinical nursing practice on acute medical-surgical units in the central interior. I have been providing care for adults and seniors with complexities in health and illness. I am providing equity, diversity and inclusiveness health promotion to clients and families in the community.” – Melba, Kamloops, BC.

“I am a Home Share Provider, Drug and Alcohol Interventionist and Certified Addictions Counsellor” – Don, Mission, BC

“I am currently an Online Wellness Coach, studied to work in Pharmacy and I am currently a Psychiatric Nursing Student” – Andrea, Surrey, BC

“I am a Licensed Practical Nurse and soon will become a Mental Health Nurse” – Mandy, Surrey, BC