Can you tell us a bit about yourself?
Hello! My name is Jacklyn. I am a returning resident who has recently relocated back to Canada from Hong Kong. Prior to working in Skills for Change, I was working as a certified counsellor in Hong Kong for over four years. Having the opportunities to study abroad in Hong Kong, UK and Europe for my master degree, I have international exposure and knowledge which is definitely why I enjoy working in an organization and with clients of different cultural backgrounds.
How did you first learn about Skills for Change?
As a returning resident, there were a lot of changes to adjust for. Skills for Change was one of the first few websites with tons of information supporting new immigrants, new settlements with a range of information to support people like me. They were accessible on many social media platforms (which was definitely important during the pandemic) to reach out to.
What do you do at Skills for Change?
I am a Counsellor, Mental Health and Crisis Intervention at Skills for Change. I will assess and provide wrap around, counselling and comprehensive support in mental health. Also, deliver information workshops related to mental wellness, stress management and life skills training.
What do you like doing outside of work/on your days off?
I do enjoy a lot of sunshine, so I like to go hiking or take a stroll in parks. I also enjoy doing hot yoga. You may also hear me staying at home and just simply reading a book while sipping on hot chocolate.
What is the favourite part about working for Skills for Change?
Definitely the people. Everyone has been so nice and willing to help which is important to connect with one and another to build a happy and productive environment.