COVID-19 Update: March 17, 2020

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COVID-19 Update: We're Here to Help

MARCH 17, 2020

To our clients, followers, and supporters,
Make A Change Canada continues to follow ongoing developments surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. Our priority is ensuring the health and safety of our program participants, staff, their families, and the greater community.
As an entirely online organization we are here to reassure you that our programs and services will remain fully operational for the benefit of our clients. We are here for our program participants, and we will continue to provide career and skills training support as we do currently.  We are accepting new program applications on an ongoing basis.
You might be worried about COVID-19 and how it could affect your life. We encourage our program participants to use this time as best you can to focus on your education and career goals, and take advantage of our online platforms. We are currently exploring new ways we can help support your participation during these difficult times, and we will be in direct contact with each of our program participants with further information. Please expect to hear from us within the next two weeks.
We continue to follow the latest guidance from the federal and provincial pubic health authorities.
We are asking all staff and program participants to help prevent the spread of illness by:
  • Staying home if you are experiencing symptoms or feeling unwell
  • Washing your hands often for at least 20 seconds and covering your mouth and nose with your arm when coughing or sneezing
  • Practicing social distancing: avoid physical touch entirely, and keep some distance between yourself and other individuals as much as possible
  • Following recommended protocols for self-isolation, if necessary
  • Please remember to practice self-care and remain calm, and assured that this will pass
In these challenging times there are opportunities for support, respect, and empathy. We are a community, and we are all in this together.
We will continue to monitor and follow the guidance from public health officials as it evolves over the coming weeks. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to reach out to us directly. Email: contact [at] Toll free: 1-888-927-7473
Other reliable sources of information: Public Health Agency of Canada  World Health Organization
Thank you for your understanding and loyalty,
The Make A Change Canada Team

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Anne-Marie Edgar is the executive director for Make A Change Canada and has been with the organization since 2007. Reporting to the Board of Directors, she is responsible for the overall management of our programs and the effective administration of the organization. With a Master in Business Administration and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Anne-Marie has led the organization through the development and implementation of two strategic plans. Her professional background includes working directly with people living with disabilities, leading and completing several large instructional design projects, and overseeing and operating several businesses. With prior experience owning and operating a construction firm and as a management consultant, Anne-Marie knows first-hand the challenges in establishing a viable business. Anne-Marie has in-depth experience in workshop facilitation and the employment services sector. While working in the information technology field Anne-Marie developed online training, conducted training sessions, and managed courseware development teams. Clients included the U.S. Navy, U.S. Army, Transport Canada, BNR, TRW, Workers' Compensation Board of BC, and Sprint. Anne-Marie calls Nelson, British Columbia, home. In her down time she enjoys weight training, skiing, and attending live performances locally and in neighbouring communities. Family pets to Anne-Marie and her son are Samy and Snowy, their two cuddly guinea pigs.