Lesley Anderson is a Permanent Resident who emigrated from Scotland to Chilliwack with her husband and three children 28 years ago. She left behind 20 years of being a Youth Leader for a Scottish region and started many Entrepreneurial opportunities.
After 11 years of facilitating Life Skills, Job Club and ESS Workshops, and obtaining her CCDP as well as all the other appropriate Certificates for Job Club and Employment Counselling, Lesley then moved on as the major changes took place, and was offered a Case Manager position in Agassiz with the Agassiz- Harrison Employment and Support Services Inc. She held this position for 7 years and developed good relationships with many of the businesses. By networking and keeping her contacts throughout her working experience in Canada, Lesley has been able to assist many unemployed with or without a disability to discover their strengths and move into employment or volunteer until they feel ready for a more permanent position. She had been dealing more and more with clients who were looking for assistance in Customized Employment. Now she is the Customized Employment Co-ordinator for WorkBC Fraser North East Region in Chilliwack, Agassiz and Hope areas.
Lesley thrives in all challenges given to her and feels really honored to be part of the FDNS, being able to learn more about how she can better assist her clients with the knowledge gained throughout the networking and conference opportunities.