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 sponsorships, bursaries and scholarships. I offer bursary information and support with post-secondary and funding applications.
My favourite part of the job: Helping youth explore their potential and crush their goals!
My friends say I'm: silly, genuine and caring.
When I'm not working, I'm: riding my bike, making pickles or going hiking.
Work Phone: 204-987-8661 ext 671
Facebook: Laura-Lynne At Futures Forward
AYA Case Manager
My role at Futures Forward: In my role, I work directly with young people who are receiving living support money or on a Tuition Waiver to attend post-secondary school. The kind of support I can provide includes: someone to vent to; ask life skills questions, about anything related to school, or self-care strategies. If you are looking for local resources like food banks, employment, health care etc, I can support that too!
My favourite part of my role: My favourite part of the role is working with people in and from government care. As someone with lived care experience both here in Manitoba and in British Columbia, I know the benefits of youth engagement and connecting to peers.
What are your favourite hobbies: My favourite hobby is genealogy research because it combines my love for stories and family.
What would your friends say about you: I’m endearing, compassionate, empathetic, passionate and hilarious!
Work Phone: 204-987-8661 Ext. 676
Facebook: Sam At Futures Forward
My role at Futures Forward: I assist my participants in creating a workable plan regarding their financial goals and support them in developing the skills and knowledge to reach them!
My favourite part of the job: Getting to know my participants and witnessing the awesome progress they 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, spending time in nature or playing Skyrim.
My friends say I’m: kind, non-judgemental and empathetic.
Work Phone: 204-989-1917
Facebook: Ashley At Futures Forward
Youth Service Navigator
My role at Futures Forward: I am a Youth Service Navigator. I provide support services and am a strong advocate for the participants I am lucky to work with. I provide navigation and assistance through challenging times and help to make sure their needs are being met and any access to resources are provided. I am non judgmental in my approach and happy to help in any ways I can.
My favourite part of my job/role: I enjoy building relationships with participants and seeing their growth throughout our time together.
What are your favourite hobbies: When I’m not working, I am painting, playing soccer, kayaking/canoeing/camping and just generally getting outdoors!
What would your friends say about you: Patient, Generous and Optimistic.
Work Phone: 204-479-1449
Facebook: Laura 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: Gavin 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.
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. 672
Facebook: Samantha 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, this may include budgeting help, making a debt plan, income tax help and financial literacy.
My favourite part of my job/role: Helping ease the financial stress of participants.
When I’m not working I’m… exploring the great outdoors, doing yoga, listening to music or reading.
What would your friends say about you: I’m kind and compassionate
Life motto: “All I can be is me- whoever that is. ” ― Bob Dylan
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: 204-801-8428
Facebook: Kristyn At Futures Forward
My role at Futures Forward: I provide administrative support to the leadership team and frontline staff from across the three partner agencies. I try to keep the program aligned with the expectations of our funders, continually improve the 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