Intake, Child Development Facilitator & BDA Programs Coordinator
A true Calgarian, Nicole Morin had aspirations of becoming a nurse and even took steps towards this goal by completing a Nursing Assistant course. This quickly changed, however, when Nicole started volunteering with children and adults with special needs. Her volunteerism led to her starting with Ability4Good in 2009 and since Nicole has not looked back. As the Case Manager and Workshop Coordinator of the FutureWays Program, she responds to parents contacting her for enrollment, renews contracts for existing families, provides aide coordination and conducts workshops with families that deal primarily with activities focused on developing fine motor and social skills. Nicole is accredited in Triple P Standard Stepping Stones and also trained in PECS.
Ability4Good has allowed Nicole to fulfill her ambition of working with children with behaviour and developmental needs. The tactics used by her team has transformed the lives of children with social interaction concerns into confident well-adjusted individuals. This is evident when a child who joined FutureWays and later transitioned out of the program comes back to assist other children presently enrolled with similar needs. It is circumstances like these that makes Nicole feel a sense of achievement and satisfaction at the end of every workday.
Raising her two children takes up a considerable amount of her time outside of work. Nicole is a football Mom and also enjoys watching her daughter participate in cheerleading activities. She tries to get away from the city as much as possible and usually takes day trips camping on the outskirts of town.