Tim Hortons Volunteers of the Week

Tim Hortons Volunteers of the WeekJuly 13, 2020

Jennifer Ann Castellano: Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers

Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers nominates Jennifer Ann Castellano for Volunteers of the Week! They wrote ‘Jennifer Ann is a person who works long hours as a caregiver, but nonetheless she came in December 2019 to our organization to join as a volunteer of our Free Tax Clinic program. Every year GPCN hosts Free Tax Clinic in collaboration with CRA for eligible clients who have a modest income and a simple tax situation. Jennifer showed real interest in learning and understanding the basics of income tax to be able to help people get the benefits they are entitled for. We are so grateful for Jennifer's help!!!’

Tim Hortons Volunteers of the WeekJuly 10, 2020

Mary Jane Cruz Munnet: Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers

­Grande Prairie Centre for Newcomers nominates Mary Jane Cruz Munnet for Volunteers of the Week! They wrote ‘Mary Jane moved to Grande Prairie in December 2019 to look for a job. While waiting for her job offer, she came to our organization to offer her free time. Every year GPCN hosts Free Tax Clinic in collaboration with CRA for eligible clients who have a modest income and a simple tax situation, and Mary Jane started helping us to facilitate this initiative as soon she finished her training. She proved to be very devoted, punctual, and eager to learn new things. We are so thankful for Mary Jane's assistance!!!’

Tim Hortons Volunteers of the WeekJuly 9, 2020

Maureen Edomwonyi: GPLIP Immigrant Advisory Table

GPLIP Immigrant Advisory Table nominates Maureen Edomwonyi for Volunteers of the Week! They wrote ’Maureen Edomwonyi began as a member of the Grande Prairie Local Immigration Partnership Council in 2016 and has remained as the Co-Chair to present day. As a volunteer, Maureen is passionate about education and promoting programs that help to enhance the lives of newcomers in varying ways. As an active working mother, Maureen believes in young people and the advancement of women’s issues as she works to raise awareness with the Immigrant Advisory Table. Thank you Maureen for your devotion and support!’

Tim Hortons Volunteers of the WeekJuly 8, 2020

George Sarkodie: GPLIP Immigrant Advisory Table

GPLIP Immigrant Advisory Table nominates George Sarkodie for Volunteers of the Week! They wrote ‘George Sarkodie brings an extensive background in adult education, program development, communications and research. His passion for learning is demonstrated continually as a member of the IAT; providing newcomers with information on accessing education, testing and assessments at all levels of the process. Originally from Ghana and having travelled parts of the world, George bring a world view while connecting to the Canadian newcomer experience. Thank you George for your passion and dedication!’

Tim Hortons Volunteers of the WeekJuly 7, 2020

Mieke de Groot: GPLIP Immigrant Advisory Table

­GPLIP Immigrant Advisory Table nominates Mieke de Groot for Volunteers of the Week! They wrote ‘Mieke de Groot is a strong local voice for People with Disabilities as she works to empower individuals in the community. Along with this crucial advocacy in the Peace region, Mieke finds time to volunteer with the Immigrant Advisory Table. Since 2016 she has brought her own personal experiences of emigrating from Holland to the United States and Canada. Mieke continues to bring her passion to the Table as she works to advance accessibility and inclusion. Thank you Mieke for the work you do in our community!’

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