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Meet Rebecca Webb!

posted by Scott Williams

On July 15, 2019, Rebecca Webb became the fourth Executive Director in the nearly 70-year history of KW Counselling Services.

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Meet Sharon!

posted by KWCS Staff

Sharon has been at KW Counselling Services for four years and is inspired by the agency’s motto that change is always possible when relationships are enhanced. Sharon believes that small changes in what we do can transform our lives.

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Meet Teresa!

posted by KWCS Staff

Teresa began her working career as an Early Childhood Educator. She then moved to supervising a nursery school before becoming a parent herself. “After staying at home as a full time mommy for a few years, I worked for a second stage housing project in St Catharines supporting parents with their young children.  After another five years, I worked for an Early Years Centre through Family and Children’s services in Welland.” Teresa also has experience working for Monica House in Waterloo supporting young moms on their journeys.

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Farewell from Leslie Josling

posted by Leslie Josling

Leading up to my departure from KW Counselling Services (KWCS), I’ve been clearing out the massive filling cabinets in my office. They are full, not only of memories of my time here, but also of documents dating back to 1950, created under three executive directors over the course of almost 70 years.  This exercise offers fertile ground for reflection and meaning making, as I weigh in on which documents created by Alvis Stayt, Bernard Porlier, and myself are still worth keeping.  This has given me a chance to reflect on our legacy and our place in history; which of our actions as leaders stands the test of time? When future executive directors are cleaning out the files from 2006-2018, decades from now, how will they view our efforts? Will they be struck by how much has remained the same?  Will they be impressed by our clinical interventions, parenting education, and community development? Or will they be dismayed at our limited understanding of brain science, mental health treatment and inclusivity? What, if anything, will inspire and give them a sense of purpose? 

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TBT – New Executive Director

posted by Scott Williams

As we prepare to say goodbye to our Executive Director, Leslie Josling, I thought it would be appropriate to look back at the beginning of her time here in 2006. Here is a brief article by Frank Etherington in The Record (click on the image to enlarge):

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