My name is Suzanne and I am the Youth Navigator at Sunrise House. This is my second time working for this agency and just love being a part of this team. I work with youth under 24yrs old in the community, supporting in developing the skills they need to obtain housing and live independently. Through this I get to meet youth coming from a variety of backgrounds trying to best support their individual needs. I collaborate with a variety of community partners to find resources for the youth to help them along their individual path.
I have been working with youth in Grande Prairie since arriving here in 2009. Previous to this I worked in a remote northern BC community with an Indigenous agency working with pregnant and parenting women. I have past volunteer experience at a halfway house with a 12 step approach and women shelters. I have enjoyed working with a variety of vulnerable populations; however, have enjoyed the opportunity to advocate for youth the most.
A little bit more about myself is that I am a fan of the three P’s people, plants and pets. I have a few of each in my home. I was married in 2019 to my partner of thirteen years. We have four children ranging from toddler to nearly adult. We share our home with two dogs, a cat and many houseplants.