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Alison

Vocational Rehab Coordinator
Assertive Community Treatment (ACT), Vancouver

“My motto is, ‘I work to play.’ I get out of bed each morning because I love outdoor sports—specifically rock climbing and white-water kayaking. I love the sensation of adrenaline pumping through my veins and the end result of feeling healthy in both mind and body.

What is really enjoyable about my job is that I can help instill this philosophy in the people I work with. I want to demonstrate to them that getting out of bed in the morning is about finding your passion in life. I believe recreation therapy is a foundation for recovery and health. When I began the field was not well recognized and I had to advocate for a position in a child and youth mental health program. There are now many recreation therapy positions throughout VCH and this is very exciting. I love what I do because I have witnessed people I work with make positive changes in their lives. It’s about promoting self-confidence through recreational activities.”

Alison has worked in VCH facilities since 2000. See our current career opportunities in therapy services.

3 thoughts on “Alison”

    saleshni says:

    You are a wonderful person both- in person and in your professional life. Keep doing your amazing work!

    Alison says:

    Thank you so much for your kind words

    Bonnie Wilson says:

    Alison, you really embody the values and philosophy of Therapeutic Recreation. Thanks for bringing that spirit to VCH.

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