KRISTA'S MILNE'S STORY AT TRIPLE FLIP
“My name is Krista Milne and for the last eight weeks I have been working at Morgan Crossing Triple Flip. With the help of my key worker at Milieu Family Services, I have found a job that is fun and exciting. I work in the dressing rooms, sorting through sizes and greeting the customers. My favorite part is working with the staff and greeting the kids, I like to see them smile when they try on the clothes.
The staff is so supportive, they help me put away the clothes when it is too high for me to reach, and they teach me how to greet customers and how to do a wall design. I love the clothes that the store has, I like learning about the different styles and fabrics.
Triple flip makes me feel part of the team, they treat me fair and equal. Triple flip is my first paid job in 6 years” ~~ Krista Milne
“Our experience with Milieu has allowed us to recognize new strengths within ourselves as we witness the self-discovery of new strengths in our team member, Krista. As managers, it’s not always our job to be the best, but to motivate and teach our teams how to be the best. Krista has taught us that what is truly important is acknowledging when someone is whole heartedly doing their best. This has been one of the most rewarding experiences, both professionally and personally, for every member of our team. For that, we are truly grateful to be a part of it.” – Vanessa (Manager at Triple Flip)
ABNEET DHALIWAL'S STORY
Abneet Dhaliwal finds success as a greeter at Old Navy, donating her first paycheque to the local food bank. Watch her story of success below.
ANDREW CSYANI'S STORY
For employers in the service industry, finding motivated staff is a constant challenge. But the management team at the Wok Box in Surrey may have discovered a key to overcoming that challenge: by focusing on Andrew Csyani’s contagious enthusiasm, admirable work ethic and great potential – rather than his developmental disability – they’ve found a committed, long-term employee.
NEIL McCABE'S STORY
It has been almost two years since Milieu's employment services began to take shape. But today, with 19 individuals employed in the community, it has truly taken flight. One such worker who has found his "employment home" in the community is Neil McCabe (pictured). He is among the most passionate of individuals working regularly. Neil says there is much to love about his job at Ming and Sing: "I like the independence, the money and the bosses are very kind." In reflecting about how it all started, Neil remembers his first day difficulties: "It was raining, so it was challenging...but the more I did it the easier it got!" He also believes this is the best fit for him right at this moment. "This is what I'm happy doing now." Neil will undoubtedly be happy doing this for the near future until he finds his next challenge. His advice: "Don’t be anxious, relax! Take it one day at a time – you'll have the support to find another job!"
MILIEU, CONNEXUS AND SVYC AWARDED 3 YEAR CARF ACCREDITATION
January 2012 started off with a significant step forward for Milieu, Connexus, and SVYC as a joint agency. Over the course of three days (January 11-13), we welcomed four surveyors from CARF into our facilities to meet with us and observe the wonderful work that we do. It was a rigorous process where over 2,200 standards were applied across our joint services. We have since received our official survey results and we are proud to announce our three Agencies have been awarded a 3-year accreditation! Milieu did not receive any recommendations, Connexus and SVYC received very minimal recommendations, rating in the top 5% in the province for accreditation conformance. Click on the following links to view each agency's official survey report:
PRAISE FOR MILIEU'S SERVICES
"Our family is very happy with Milieu’s services. We feel we have a voice here." - Family Forum member
"The Community Kitchen is fun (held every second Tuesday). Good food, nice people. I like it!" - Fleetwood Day Services participant
"The relationship between Management and Staff teams seems to be very open. We are all working together to make a very positive working environment." - Labour Management Committee member (Union-appointed)
"The CEO, administrative staff members, and the skills of direct service staff members demonstrate commitment, passion and enthusiasm. Congratulations on your 3-year Accreditation!" - CARF Survey Team
"I believe the care is genuine and the approach is thoughtful and respectful." - Family member