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MEET THE TEAM

MEET THE TEAM

We would like to introduce you to our Triangle Community Resources Team. Through hard work and geniune consideration our growing family has created unique position and influence within the communities we serve. Essentially, our success has been built on strong client service that is driven by our hard-working and well appreciated employees.

As a team we strive to bring focus to an ever changing world, and workplace, for our clients. Our diversified staff offers a full portfolio of Personal Development and Employment Services for unemployed, multi-barriered, British Columbians.

As you might expect, it is with admiration that we introduce our Triangle Team!


Brian Chiasson - Contracts Manager/Owner


Bio: Brian Chiasson is the Contracts Manager/Owner and the founder of Triangle Community Resources Inc for the past 17 years. Brian put his vision into action in 1998 when he was awarded a provincial contract in the Maple Ridge/Tri-Cities area to run a program he developed for men facing multiple barriers to employment. Because of Brian's dedication, hard work, strengths and skills in program development and business management, he extended the RITE (Reaching Independence Through Employment) Program to 3 contracts in 2 locations in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley within a three-year period.

He currently manages 6 contracts and 3 sub- contracts throughout the Fraser Valley including; our Ministry of Housing and Social Development Third Party contract in Abbotsford and Mission, our R.I.T.E Program contracts in Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Langley, and Maple Ridge with the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training Responsible for Labour; as well as our EPBC sub-contracts in Mission, Aldergrove, Langley and Newton. Brian's employment background encompasses facilitating Employment Programs, Personal Addiction Counselling, Conflict Resolution Training, Anger Management and Addictions Behaviour Education. Brian has delivered Conflict Resolution and Addictions Education classes that have been highly valued and sought after by agencies in both the public and private sector.

Brian holds certifications in Life Skills Coaching, Substance Abuse Counselling and Employment Counselling. Brian's experience as a Drug and Alcohol Counsellor combined with his certifications in Employment Counselling and Life Skills Coaching enables him to work with and assist all levels of barrier impacted participants.

His knowledge of the restructuring of economies ranges from the fisheries in Newfoundland to the Forest Renewal Program in British Columbia. He has made it his passion and his drive to help clients secure education and employment in a realistic, time and cost effective manner. Brian proudly lives up to his company logo "Motivation, Inspiration, Success".



Lorraine Murdoch - Team Leader


Bio: Lorraine Murdoch has been dedicated to Triangle Community Resources for over 17 years and believes in the company's philosophy and values, which makes her a strong Team Leader. She has been very active in the Employment Counselling field for the past 20 years. One of Lorraine's many passions is supporting women in their journey to gaining empowerment by achieving healthy life styles within the careers of their choice, freedom from addiction and abuse. By doing so, she has also been actively employed for the past 15 years as a Women's Support Worker in a community Women's Transition House for Women and Children fleeing abuse and/or violence as well as currently taking on the position of Executive Director for Triangle Community Resources' - Solace Second Stage Recovery Home for Women in Abbotsford.

Lorraine's ongoing energy and enthusiasm for change has lead her involvement in various memberships where she is actively involved in her community and neighborhood. She holds Certificates in First Responders Training, Employment Counselling, Group Facilitating, Business Administration, SASSI Assessment Training (Substance Abuse Subtle Screening Inventory), ongoing training in her fields of interest and has completed her Certification in Substance Abuse Counselling from the University College of the Fraser Valley. Lorraine has an empathetic, direct approach and is highly committed to Triangle, the staff and the clients we serve.


Denise Sadgrove - Finance Manager



 

 

Bio: Denise supports the Contracts Manager by providing financial advise for making sound business decisions and overseeing all the business' day to day financial and accounting matters, including supporting operational activities. Denise has been with Triangle Community Resources since 2007; she has over 8 years experience as a Finance Manager for Government funded programs. In addition, Denise has 10 years of business management experience previous to Triangle, managing the operation of multiple Starbucks stores. She is highly skilled in financial management, budgeting, planning and reporting.

 

 



Deanna Winton -Administrative Coordinator


Abbotsford RITE Job Readiness Program


Bio: Deanna brings with her over 20 years of experience in customer service, sales, management and office administration in a variety of industries. Deanna has been a part of the Triangle Team for over 10 years and she is devoted to assisting the growth and potential of each client who walks through our doors. She has found Triangle Community Resources to be the best program available to the Community and is very proud to be a part of the team! "Witnessing the success of our clients makes this the most rewarding job I have ever had."

 

Deanna is currently on medical leave and will return to the Triangle Team at her earliest opportunity.



Andrea Scarfo- Resource Coordinator

Program: Avia Employment Services

Location: Langley Triangle Community Resources

Bio: Andrea brings 30 years of friendly and caring customer service experience, including 20 years of Business Administration skills. Andrea is currently the Resource Coordinator for the Triangle Work BC Langley Satellite office. She has a strong passion for helping people, from every walk of life, to create better lives for themselves as being a humanitarian is very important to her. She is honored to be a part of the Triangle Community Resources family; the best place to work to give back!


Kyte Gillis - Case Manager/Facilitator

Program: WorkBC Avia Employment Services

Location: Langley Triangle Community Resources

Bio: Kyte was born on Cape Breton Island but grew up in Boston Massachusetts. He moved back to Canada at the age of 15 and graduated from Sydney Academy at the age of 17. He attended St. Francis Xavier University, Florida State and BCIT. Kyte joined Triangle Community Resources in 2013 as a Case Manage/Facilitator. He has worked as an Employment Counsellor, Addictions Counsellor and Facilitator for over 20 years.


Tania S - Third Party Administration


Bio: Tania joined Triangle Community Resources as Program Assistant in 2005 after graduating from UFV's Applied Business Technology Program. Tania pursued a career change that would be rewarding on a personal level. She moved into the position of Third Party Administrator in 2009. Tania is proud to be part of such a committed team and looks forward to assisting in all that makes Triangle so successful.


Shelley Power-Marshall- - Case Manager

Program:
Avia Employment Services

Location: Newton

Bio: Shelley comes to Triangle with over 7 years experience in providing employment counselling services to both provincial and federal corrections, CDI and VCC colleges as well as several community employment agencies. Shelley holds certificates in Job Club Facilitating, True Colors, Labour Market Information, Life Skills, Critical Incident Stress Management,Group Crisis Intervention, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Training, Legal Administrative and a BA of Social and Behavioural Sciences.

Shelley has a passion for helping individuals see their own potential in life changes and worth as well as bringing a great deal of personal experiences which allows her to relate and motivate clients in a positive way. She has finally found her calling with Triangle and is excited to be apart of the Triangle Team! REMEMBER, You can transform all your possibilities into realities, just, THINK, DREAM, BELIEVE and TRUST!


Louisa Johnson Employment Counsellor/Facilitator

Program: RITE Job Readiness Program

Location: Abbotsord Triangle Community Resources


Bio:
Louisa comes to Triangle with over 10 years’ experience in the Social Services Field. In 2002 Louisa received her Diploma in Social Work. Over the years she continued to upgrade her education, securing her Children Who Witness Abuse Training as well as her Certified Career Development Practitioner Certification.

Louisa spent several years working in Women's Shelters supporting and advocating for Women and Children who were survivors of violence. For the last 8 years she has worked as a Case Manager and Facilitator within various Provincial and Federal funded employment programs; assisting and supporting people with multiple barriers and/or disabilities to work towards improving their lives and finding their purpose. 

In 2010 she began working for Triangle Community Resources Inc. Louisa is passionate about helping her clients move towards increasing their confidence and independence to enhance both their personal growth, and capacity to obtain and maintain employment. Louisa is thrilled to be part of such a fantastic, client centered and supportive agency.



Kelsi Adama Administrative Assitant/ICM Data Entry


Program: Work BC - Aldergrove Triangle Community Resources Inc. Location

Bio: Kelsi has been part of the Triangle team since 2011, bringing with her over 15 years of administrative experience. Over the last 4 years she has been working with multi barriered clients in a variety of capacities within Provincial and Federal funding Employment programs, including Program Assistant for the WRITE/RITE Programs and Case Manager/Administrative Assistant/ICM Data Entry within the newly implemented Work BC program.


Kelsi is very proud to be part of this extraordinary Triangle team. She remains dedicated to devoting her time and energy to assisting and supporting every person that walks through our doors, as well as her co-workers.

 



Amie Dellezay Career Practitioner/Facilitator


Program: RITE Job Readiness Program

Location: Abbotsord Triangle Community Resources

 

Bio: Amie brings a variety of experience working in the client service field for over 10 years. During her professional journey she has been assisting multi barriered clients within roles such as Program Administrator, Case Manager, Personal Development Facilitator and Employment Counsellor working for both the Federal and Provincial Government programming. Amie is enthusiastic, compassionate and committed to helping people raise their self-esteem and move forward with independence.

``I feel very fortunate to be employed at a company that holds such a high level of client services and has such supportive management and staff.``




Megan Porter Program Assistant

 

Program: RITE Job Readiness Program

Location: Abbotsford Triangle Community Resouces

 

Bio: Megan brings an extensive background in Administration .Having seen first-hand how beneficial these services are to anyone; whether looking for your first job, taking some time away from the workforce, or if you are wanting to explore new employment options –Megan would highly recommend The R.I.T.E. Program.  The Facilitators are passionate about their clients and are supporters and champions of them.  Once you become a part of the Triangle Community, you are a member for life. She looks forward to giving back to the Community!


Karen Osborne Facilitator

Program: RITE Job Readiness Program

Location: Maple Ridge Triangle Community Resources

Bio: Karen has been part of the Triangle team for the past 4 years. Karen comes with 18 years of substantial experience as a Front Line Worker in the Social Service/Employment sectors, Yet more specifically as a Youth Outreach Support Worker, Life skills Coach, Job Developer, Program Coordinator and Case Manager for Youth at Risk.

For the past 10 years, she has been working as a Case Manager for persons with multiple barriers to employment and has always been connected to Triangle Community Resources as a strong supporter and partner in the community. Along her Career path, she has obtained her Career Development Practitioner, Life Skills Coach, Conflict Resolution, Motivational Interviewing and Crisis Intervention Certifications as her confirmation that it is important to continue on going learning in life.

Karen has stated that one of the many reasons she works for Triangle is that "they believe in people first, and proves this each and everyday with commitment, passion, empathy and humility. Our journeys in life bring to us teachers in all forms and when we are open and listening we will hear the lessons they teach. In my journey through my Career I have had some of my most memorable teachers come to me in unexpected ways and times. From coworkers to clients I serve and it is nice to be home"


Jennifer Thompson  – Resource Coordinator

Program: Avia Employment Services

Location: Langley Triangle Community Resources


Bio: Given the opportunity to gain experience as a supporting player in the employment field, Jennifer joined Triangle Community Resources in 2015. Currently employed as a Resource Coordinator, she brings experience from a background in Administration, Customer Service and Small Business Owner. Jennifer finds her greatest satisfaction in helping others, learning new things, and being able to step in whenever needed.

 


Brenda HubbardEmployment Councellor/Facilitator

Program: RITE Job Readiness Program

Location: Maple Ridge Triangle Community Resources


Bio: Brenda comes to Triangle Community Resources with a wealth of skills and experience. Having worked in the healthcare sector for over 26 years, Brenda has devoted her career to assisting people to live their lives to the fullest. Now, as a Career Development Practitioner, Brenda continues to support and educate individuals on how to develop their employability skills and transfer that knowledge in to finding and maintaining employment.  

 


Doug Llewellyn - Personal Development Facilitator

Program: RITE Job Readiness Program

Location: Maple Ridge Triangle Community Resources

 

Bio: Doug was born on Prince Edward Island and raised on the East Coast until the age of 50.  He has worked as an Addictions Counsellor for the Province of PEI for 4 years, later as a Provincial Correctional Officer/A&D Counsellor for nine years.

 

In 2000, he moved to the West Coast with his family and continued his career path supporting inmates through the John Howard Society, M2/W2, L.I.N.C. Doug’s commitment to his sobriety and personal growth has solidified his reputation within the recovery community as a leader. In the last few years, he worked with Victoria, BC’s Salvation Army as their Addictions Program Coordinator and then moved to Logan Lake as the Manager for a Treatment Centre until he found his way back to Triangle Community Resources.

 

Currently, Doug is in the role of Personal Development Facilitator/Addictions Counsellor within our Maple Ridge RITE Job Readiness Program. He has stated that he has tremendous gratitude for his life today, having the opportunity to work for Triangle and do what he loves daily, becoming a published author for his first book called “If God were an Apple Tree” -Being an Alcoholic or Addict Doesn’t Turn Apples into Pears” and most importantly loved by his wife Wendy, 11 children, 18 grandchildren and first great grandchild. 

 


Barb Litwin - Career Practitioner/Facilitator

Program:RITE PROGRAM

Location: Langley/Chilliwack Triangle Community Resources

 

Bio: Barb joined Triangle in February 2017 bringing many years of experience in provincially funded employment programs for people with multiple barriers, immigrants and persons with disabilities. She has done this in a variety of roles; case manager, facilitator, manager and program development. In each role, she brought motivation, compassion and inspiration for each individual to achieve their success. Barb has a BA from SFU, her TESOL, is a Certified Career Development Practitioner, and has completed multiple Leadership courses at the Justice Institute of BC. For Barb, seeing an individual make the changes to move forward in their lives and believe in themselves makes for a very rewarding career.

 


Austin UnderwoodJob Developer

Program: RITE Job Readiness Program

Bio: Austin joins the Team with over 9 years’ experience working with individuals who are struggling with multiple barriers to employment. Along with his personal skills and an education in Social services and FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), Austin brings with him the knowledge and compassion required to be a professional and ethical helper.

He believes in the Strength Based Perspective model in helping individuals and empowering them to reach their employment and life goals.

Triangle provides the platform that has and continues to help these individuals succeed.' For that I am grateful.'

 


Donna Walkey - Program Assistant


Program: RITE Job Readiness Program

Location:Chilliwack/Langley Triangle Community Resources

Bio:
Having worked administratively in a variety of industries for over 20 years, Donna happily joined the Triangle Team following an Executive Assitant position from a Holistic Drug and Alchohol Treatment Centre. She spent a year volunteering at Mission Crisis Line, is currently in the process of earning her certificate in Bookkeping for Small Business, and participates regularly in a variety of community events.She brings both personal and professional experience working with individuals who have suffered with addiction and continues to learn and grow personally and professionally. She has strong communication skills, loves people and is highly organized.  Because of the friendly, welcoming and caring environment created by her energy, Donna's passion for helpling people shines at Triangle Community Resources.

 


Marlene Hohn- - Case Manager

Program:WorkBC

Location: Aldergrove Avia Employment Services

Bio: With 25 years of customer service experience including 10 years of administrative skills, Marlene is currently the Case Manager in the Aldergrove Itinerant office. Marlene has a strong passion for providing caring support to clients that face multiple barriers while encouraging them to explore employment opportunities in an attempt to further their skills and abilities. She is excited and honored to be a part of the Triangle Community Resources family.


Esther Redekopp - Personal Development Facilitator

Program: RITE Job Readiness Program

Location: Chilliwack & Langley Triangle Community Resources

 

Bio: Esther's enthusiasm, warm heart and education create the perfect balance of skills required to inspire, motivate and help individuals find their most authentic selves to enable them for success. Having landed in BC from her homeland of Ireland she truly believes she has found her vocational calling and does not hesitate to blurt out "I LOVE My Job".

Esther graduated from SFU as a Career Development Practitioner, is trained as a Life Coach and has pursued training at the Justice Institue relating to Conflict Management. Esther is a life-long learner and passionate about her own personal development. Her journey of highs and lows has gifted many with her incredible strength, courage and enlightenment.


 


Jill Bigger - Case Manager

Program: WorkBC

Location: Mission Triangle Community Resources

 

Bio: Jill joined the Triangle team in January 2016 as a part time practicum student while completing her CCDP certificate through SFU. Jill comes with over 7 years of experience as a Human Services and Social Services Worker, completing her BA in Human Services/Social Services in Ontario before moving back to her home province of BC. More specifically, Jill has worked as a Youth Worker, a Community Support Worker, Program Coordinator, and Child/Family Services Coordinator. 

As a member of the Triangle team, Jill is currently working as a Case Manager for persons with multiple barriers to employment at the Mission location and plans to continue as a team member of Triangle Community Resources in a variety of different capacities in the years to come. Jill has expressed that she finds her work with Triangle rewarding with its mandate to always put the client first. Jill has found it easy to get behind Triangle’s philosophy as it is near and dear to her own views of the intrinsic value of every person to experience respect, dignity, and care with no discrimination against age, gender, race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation. In any positions she holds, Jill has cherished every opportunity she has had to ignite the passion in others to see positive change for themselves, to see people reach their goals, and celebrate their success.

Roy Leathem - Facilitator

Program: WorkBC

Location: Mission Triangle Community Resources

 

My name is Roy Leathem. I am working as a facilitator at the satellite office in Mission.  I love helping people and engaging our clients in dynamic discussions. I have worked with the homeless and the needy for more than 20 years. I have pioneered and run many coffeehouses and drop-ins, creating social supports for the poor and lonely. I have recently become an advocate for several tenants in my area.  I have degrees in Theology and Adult Education with several diplomas in Social Work, Substance Abuse Counselling, and the Professional Instructor’s Certification.

 

 

 


Simi  Chauhan - Case Manager

Program: WorkBC Avia Employment Services

Location: Langley Triangle Community Resources

 

Bio: Simi was born and raised in the Okanagan. After attending UBC Okanagan she moved to the Lower Mainland and has worked in multiple counseling and support roles dealing with High Risk Youth, Housing, Families in need, women and children, Youth Recreation along with ESL, Volunteer and Employment Facilitation, and as an EAW with the Ministry of Social Development before deciding to get back into a role where she could serve her clients more effectively and efficiently. She is very happy and excited to be a part of the Triangle team and believes that this is exactly where she should be and what she should be doing.


 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

 

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