CanAssist

University of Victoria

Together we CanAssist.

Quin's story

Quin joined TeenWork in the fall of 2018, and worked with his job coaches to discover his strengths in the workplace. After participating in the TeenWork job development workshops and taking part in interview preparation role plays, Quin attended a job fair at Whole Foods Market and was successful in gaining employment as a part-time dishwasher.

When CanAssist was looking for a new receptionist, Quin applied, deciding that he was wanting more of a challenging role. Quin impressed CanAssist staff during his interview with his diverse knowledge and administrative skills, and was offered the opportunity to work at CanAssist as a front of office receptionist- greeting clients, responding to inquiries by phone and email, and introducing some of the customized technologies that are on display. Quin quickly learned the ins and outs of daily office life and has become a great addition to the CanAssist team.

Quin’s coworkers appreciate his dedication to his work and creative ideas to help CanAssist become a more inclusive workplace. When asked what he likes best about his job he says “working in an organization that helps all people succeed in life, regardless of differences.”

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