FCSS Assistant Manager
August 13, 2021
FCSS is thrilled to announce the arrival of the new Assistant Manager, Torrie Gunia on Monday, August 16th. FCSS has been anxiously waiting for Torrie’s arrival as her vast experience in the social and community services field will surely bring exciting things to the FCSS branch.
A brief background from Torrie:
I will be moving from Regina, Saskatchewan where I have lived for the past 10 years. I was born and raised in Regina, moved to Europe after high school as part of the Rotary student exchange program, then returned to Ottawa to pursue my education. I completed my Bachelor of Social Work in Regina and have recently completed an addiction counsellor certificate program as well as a Professional Leadership Certification.
I have been employed in various capacities in the social and community services field for the past 12 years. I started in a community-based organization that worked with at-risk children and youth. We provided a variety of services such as organizing the Boys and Girls Club after school and summer camp activities as well as providing pro-social recreational activities for at-risk youth that are currently or identified as potentially becoming involved in the criminal justice system.
I am currently employed at a community-based organization as a front-line worker. We provide the after-hours emergency social services such as financial assistance and child protection and intervention, as well as crisis counselling and mental health assessments. I have worked in a supervisory capacity as a team leader in this organization for a year and a half before moving back to the front-line role, which is my passion, for the past 9 months. I also currently work with youth that are incarcerated and help with their transition upon release, including ensuring that they have housing, education and recreation activities organized. The majority of my work experience for the past 10 years has been working with individuals experiencing a multitude of barriers and stigmas to services such as homelessness, poverty, trauma, and addictions.
I have been fortunate enough to work with an amazing group of individuals and look forward to moving my passion for working with individuals and the community into this new role.
- Torrie Gunia, FCSS Assistant Manager