Formerly Building Futures
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We are unique in that we are three community agencies coming together to offer free, wraparound services to current and former Youth In Care ages 15-29 in Manitoba.
We support youth in a variety of areas including mental health, housing, employment, education, and financial counselling to assist with successful transitions into adulthood.
Our services are designed to help youth reach their goals and fulfill their highest potential.
THE FUTURES FORWARD TEAM
Tuition Waiver Coordinator
My role at Futures Forward: I assist participants looking into their post-secondary options. This includes applying for tuition waivers and other funding options, and supporting them throughout their education to help them reach their goals and do the best they can.
My favourite part of the job: Helping youth overcome barriers to post secondary and meet their goals.
My friends say I'm: genuine, warm and caring.
When I'm not working, I'm: gardening, riding my bike and playing ultimate frisbee
Work Phone: 204-987-8661 ext 671
Facebook: Laura-Lynne At Futures Forward
My role at Futures Forward: I am an Employment Facilitator, working with participants to create and implement their work and career goals.
What are your favourite hobbies? I love to spend time outside, especially fishing and skiing.
My favourite part of the job: Meeting inspiring and resilient young folk and helping them achieve their goals.t to their communities.
My friends say I’m: Funny and weird.
Work Phone: 204-987-8661 ext 662
Facebook: Mike At Futures Forward
Youth Service Navigator
My role at Futures Forward: My role in Futures Forward is Service Navigation. This means that I work with our participants to help them with whatever it is they need. Everyone that I work with has different needs, goals and dreams, and I work to help you achieve them. I have been working with youth for a long time and have had the opportunity to learn a lot about how to advocate for youth who have been involved in the CFS system.
My favourite part of the job: Seeing positive changes in peoples lives.
What are your favourite hobbies? Playing guitar
My friends say I’m: Helpful and funny
John's Work Cell Phone: 204-479-1449
Facebook: John Finkbeiner Futures Forward
Indigenous Youth Service Navigator
My role at Futures Forward: Provide complex service navigation for youth which includes supporting participants in achieving personal goals that may include parenting, health, safety, housing, financial stability, mental health, sober living, cultural connections, education or employment.
My favourite part of the job: Helping people achieve their goals and find their way in life, whatever that looks like. Also helping youth connect to their communities.
My friends say I’m: Inspiring and funny.
What's your biggest pet peeve? When people are not treated with respect.
Chantele's Work Cell Phone: 204-801-8428
Facebook: Chantele At Futures Forward
My role at Futures Forward: I assist and support participants in creating a workable plan regarding their financial goals.
My favourite part of the job: Seeing the awesome progress my participants make over time!
Life Motto: “Allow yourself to be a beginner. No one starts off being excellent.” – Wendy Flynn
When I'm not working, I'm: Watching Netflix with my cat (Butter), relaxing in the country on my parents farm or eating pizza!
Work Phone: 204-989-1917
Facebook: Ashley At Futures Forward
My role at Futures Forward: I provide a non-judgemental, confidential and free service to participants who wish to deal with their financial situation or need help with budgeting amongst other things.
Life motto: When you can’t change the direction of the wind, adjust your sails" -H. Jackson Brown Jr
My friends would say...I am very cheerful no matter what
When I'm not working, I'm...Netflixing and chilling
Work Phone: 204-989-1905
My role at Futures Forward: I manage all aspects of the program that fall outside the scope of frontline service delivery. You may have met me while delivering a presentation on Futures Forward or hawking Tuition Waiver information at a Booth!
My favourite part of the job: Meeting new service providers and increasing our service capacity for clients.
What are your favourite hobbies? Anything that involves music, I am usually unwinding somewhere strumming on a guitar.
My friends say I’m: Depressed yet Well Dressed
Facebook: Hafiz at Futures Forward
Mental Health Clinician
My role at Futures Forward: I spend my days providing non-judgemental counselling for individuals and groups. My counselling style includes using Mindfulness techniques, Art Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; whatever best suits client needs!.
My favourite part of the job: My favourite part of the job is getting to meet awesome people and working with them directly to achieve their mental health and overall well-being goals!
What are your favourite hobbies? Anything and everything outdoors! From hiking and climbing, to camping and watersports, I love it all. But, one of my favourite things is to watch the moon and the stars. Oh, and dancing of course!
My friends say I’m: They would say that I am a wild child with a fun-loving spirit!
John's Work Cell Phone: (204) 982-6115
Facebook:Hailey at Futures Forward
By calling 1-888-395-2135 you will be given the option to speak to members of the Futures Forward team. Give us a call today!
Be in the Know!
ADVANCING FUTURES APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!
January 31, 2019
Applications closed as off January 31st 2019. Stay tuned for updates.
OUR 2019 SCHOLARSHIP GUIDE IS AVAILABLE NOW!
February 15, 2019
Learn about bursaries available to current and former youth-in-care!
TUITION WAIVER APPLICATIONS ARE DUE MARCH 31
January 15, 2019
2019 applications are available on our website!