As a collaborative partnership, Futures Forward works together to offer accessible services and transitional supports for current and former youth in care.
We work to ensure that all participants feel safe, included and welcomed - no matter their backgrounds or what they are seeking assistance with. Our services are able to be used separately or together - with no commitments to attendance on an ongoing basis. Staff are trained in a variety of fields and we work together to help you and provide information or access to resources in a way that works best for your needs.
It is important to Futures Forward to partner with agencies, individuals, educational institutions and more, across the province, to maintain up-to-date information and opportunities.
Funding Provided by: The Manitoba Government
THE FUTURES FORWARD TEAM
Tuition Waiver Coordinator
My role at Futures Forward: I help youth transition to post-secondary. This includes exploring school and program options, admissions processes, and applying for funding such as bursaries and sponsorship. I offer bursary information and support with post-secondary and funding applications.
My favourite part of the job: Helping youth explore their potential and meet their academic goals.
My friends say I'm: silly, genuine and caring.
When I'm not working, I'm: riding my bike, making pickles or playing ultimate frisbee.
Work Phone: 204-987-8661 ext 671
Facebook: Laura-Lynne At Futures Forward
AYA Case Manager
My role at Futures Forward: I am the AYA Case Manager with Futures Forward. My role is to provide a variety of supports including one on one follow ups or referrals to community resources for individuals who are on an AYA while in post secondary institutions to ensure they stay on course to graduate from their education program.
My favourite part of the job: working with people who are motivated and driven to achieve their goals and to work with and ensure we do whatever possible for these students to complete their overall goal of graduating.
My hobbies include: watching and playing sports particularly basketball and soccer; watching tv shows and movies (especially Disney) and cooking.
My friends usually say: I am kind, patient and easy going!
Work Phone: 204-987-8661 Ext. 664
Facebook: Zach 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
Youth Service Navigator
My role at Futures Forward: I help participants navigate challenging situations in their day-to-day lives, including advocacy and support with Government agencies, assistance obtaining proper ID, referrals to other resources and services, housing supports, and service navigation within the mental health and addictions systems.
My favourite part of the job: All of the great connections I get to make with participants and seeing the progress they make over time!
What are your favourite hobbies? I love reading, writing, and spending quality time with friends
My friends say I’m: passionate, empathetic, and easy going!
Work Phone: 204-982-6115
Facebook: Stephanie at Futures Forward
Youth Mental Health Clinician
My role at Futures Forward: I am the mental health counsellor with Futures Forward. Within my role, I work with participants to provide one on one counselling services and group sessions. My goal is to be a wakeful listener and help cultivate deeper awareness
My favourite part of the job: Working with such an awesome group of people and helping them achieve their goals.
What are your favourite hobbies? When I’m not working, you can find me at a few places. I’ll either be leveling my Druid in the World of Warcraft, following the adventures of the Witcher on Netflix or in books, kayaking down rivers or practicing yoga!
My friends say I’m: a generous and loyal friend. A present listener.
Work Phone: 204-982-6139
Facebook: Gav in at FuturesForward
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
Education Outreach Coordinator
My role at Futures Forward: I help youth in care who are interested in attending post secondary education. I provide information about the different opportunities out there that can further their education and support their career goals
My favourite part of my role: Meeting everyone and hearing about their plans for success
What are your favourite hobbies: Sleeping, eating different kinds of food and watching Netflix
What would your friends say about you: I’m silly, sweet and easy going
Work Phone: 204-987-8661 Ext. 668
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
Indigenous Youth Service Navigator
My role at Futures Forward: I am the Indigenous Youth Service Navigator. I strive to meet participants where they are at and provide advocacy, guidance and support to help them reach their goals. When youth are experiencing challenging times in their lives, I ensure their needs are being met and also provide navigation and assistance through those challenges.
My favourite part of my job/role: I really enjoy seeing the growth participants make while working to achieve their goals!
What are your favourite hobbies / When I’m not working I’m…spending time on the lake, playing sports and listening to music
What would your friends say about you: Big-hearted, positive and funny
Work Phone: 204-982-6136
Facebook: Kristyn At Futures Forward
My role at Futures Forward: I provide administrative support to the leadership team from across the three partner agencies. I try to keep the program aligned with the expectations of our funders, continually improve our service capacity, quality of service delivery and explore avenues for sustainable growth.
My favorite part of the job: All the amazing people I get to meet and work with.
What are your favorite hobbies? I enjoy cooking, music, and the occasional art project. I'm a sucker for dogs and always down for a friendly game of pickup basketball.
My friends say I’m: Funny and Honest
Work Phone: 204-987-8661 Ext 667
Facebook: Hafiz at Futures Forward