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Spotlight On Annette!


Tell us about yourself: I have worked for ILC for 7 years, both within Outreach & the Kiwanis ASL site, most recently  in a Leadership role at the Linden site. My experience has been both exciting as well as challenging & I have enjoyed every minute! Thank- you to all the Consumer’s & Staff I have had the honour to work with.

Current Position: Lead Attendant, Linden Assisted Living Site

Team Member since: September 6th,  2010

What I enjoy most about being an Attendant: I love all the consumers. I love the diversity of the people we work with.

If I wasn’t an Attendant…I would go back to Nursing

What advice would you have for potential or new Attendants? Want to be the best that you can be! Pay attention to detail, work hard and listen. Listening is very important.

Independent Living means to me…to help individuals to live a full independent life. We are an extension of them.

Favourite Band: Modern English

Favourite Team: Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Blue Jays

Favourite TV Show: Ozark

Favourite Travel Spot: Port Dover and Pinehurst with my kids

Hobbies: I enjoy being outside gardening, going to the beach and swimming with family.

Obsessions: COFFEE! I have to have my Tim Horton’s every day.

Best Quality: big heart and caring personality     

Greatest achievement: my kids!!

Supervisor Comment: Over the last several years I have had the privilege of working with Annette in many different capacities. One thing that has constantly stuck out to me about her is her positive attitude, work ethic and smile. Annette is a wonderful asset to our team here at Linden and hopped right on board with all the changes we are making.  Thank you Annette for all of your hard work! 

Alyssa Ward



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