Skip to main content

Janessa Roy

Aromatherapist & Teacher
Janessa Roy
Janessa Roy
Location Born
Location Now
Education Pathway
School Subject

Janessa Roy is an Aromatherapist & Teacher, located in Manitoba.

About me

I was born/grew up in: Winnipeg, MB

I now live in: Ile des Chenes, MB

I completed my training/education at: I have a Bachelor of Applied Science (Substance Abuse/Addiction Counselling) from the University of Lethbridge. I also have a Masters of Education (Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services) from Curry College, and a Post Baccalaureate degree (School Counseling) from the University of Manitoba.  I also have completed a certificate in Holistic Studies from Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies

What I do at work

As a schoolteacher, I prepare lessons and assess how well my students have mastered the curriculum. As a counsellor, I provide counselling services on a variety of issues. Right now, I am in a half time position teaching French. As an aromatherapist, I assess clients based on the symptoms they have. I plan blends and products to address their needs and apply treatments. I also teach adult classes about holistic wellness. This is my favorite activity as it aligns with my teaching background.

My career path is

I did not plan to become a teacher even though my mother was a teacher. I have always had a passion for mental and physical well-being and for helping people. After high school, I completed a Bachelor of Applied Science that focused on substance abuse and addiction counselling. I worked with youth as an Educational Assistant in a program for youth at risk. The salary was good and I enjoyed the work. However, it was not a secure career path so I went back to school and completed a Masters degree in counseling.

Shortly after this, my brother passed away. It was a very traumatic experiences and I was struck with immense grief. I needed to step back to focus on healing. Aromatherapy was part of my healing process. I found it personally beneficial so I signed up to learn more about it so I could help others. There are really two parts to being an aromatherapist. The first is educating your clients about the safe use of essential oils and wellness. The second part is the business side: working as an aromatherapist. This is not a big part for me but I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others. I create posts and videos for anyone to view at no cost to them. I focus on alternative treatment strategies for overcoming addictions. These include meditation and body movement / exercise. There is a lot of chemistry in the use of essential oils as some oils can be toxic if not used correctly.

I am motivated by

I love helping people reach their goals and overcome their troubles.

How I affect people’s lives

When I teach my students, I am helping prepare them for their futures. This can be the next courses they will do, the next grades they will enter, or for their future careers. When people leave an aromatherapy session they feel relaxed and recharged. They also say they feel inspired from the teachings and strategies I provide.

Outside of work I

I enjoy going to the gym, spending time with my family, nature, and animals.

My advice to others

Follow your dreams and don’t let the opinions of others influence you. Believe in yourself. You’re more powerful than you know!

When I was a student, I enjoyed:
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Foreign Languages
  • History
  • Literature and Language Arts
  • Foods & Nutrition
  • Music
When I was a student, I would have described myself as someone who:
  • Brought people together
  • Liked helping people
  • Organized activities for my friends
  • Played on a sports team
  • Was motivated by success
  • Liked being given specific instructions
  • Liked being given free range to explore my ideas
  • Engaged in volunteer activities
  • Liked reading
  • Was really creative
  • Wasn't sure what I wanted to do

Explore Career Profiles

  • Justin Rotman headshot

    Justin Rotman

    Founder & CEO

    I help to determine business strategy and lead our team to serve our customers and build our product.
  • Jo-Anne McArthur photographing hog in pen.

    Jo-Anne McArthur (she/her)

    Photojournalist, Founder

    I operate a non-profit media organization that shows the lives of animals in pictures.
  • Sydney Robinson headshot taken outside with green leaves in background

    Sydney Robinson

    Entrepreneur

    I am an entrepreneur who used my engineering background to design a device that helps amputees do daily tasks in a more painless manner.
  • Ryan Mitchell headshot

    Ryan Mitchell

    Hatchery Supervisor

    My job is to supervise the daily workflow at our salmon hatchery.
  • Steve Lawrence headshot with trees in the background

    Steve Lawrence

    Sales Manager

    As sales manager for Eos Positioning in Canada, I work with the Sales Reps, Marketing and Production.
  • Nathan Kostiuk headshot

    Nathan Kostiuk

    Western Regional Coordinator

    Nathan coordinates the work of the Let’s Talk Science volunteer sites from Manitoba to British Columbia.
  • Moustafa Eldeeb onsite at Seaspan Shipyard’s North Vancouver, BC facility.

    Mustafa Eldeeb

    Project Manager, Navy Programs

    I am responsible for ensuring the various project teams are performing well and following to the approved budget and schedule set for each project.
  • Justin Kole tenant un caniche dans ses bras.

    Justin M. R. Kole

    Operations Advisor

    I track and organize upcoming customer deliveries and provide customer education on the technology in Tesla automobiles.
  • Viviana Ramirez-Luna dehors en hiver

    Viviana Ramirez-Luna (she/her)

    Environmental Entrepreneur

    I founded (and run) a consulting company to help businesses, communities, and organizations reduce the waste they produce
  • Ilias Hader

    Ilias Hader (he/him)

    Artificial Intelligence Consultant & Team Leader

    I help companies take advantage of AI technologies and I manage a team to build an automated food production system for long space missions. 
  • Steve Fletcher

    Steve Fletcher

    Managing Director

    I am the Managing Director of the Automotive Recyclers of Canada.
  • Amanda McCallum

    Amanda McCallum

    Geologist, Communication Specialist, Business Owner

    I'm a prospecting geologist, a science communication specialist and business owner.
  • Bryan Rolph

    Bryan Rolph

    Sales Manager

    I lead a team of technical sales professionals that help deliver on the best technology solutions for our customers.
  • Dawn Pratt avec ses filles au Centre spatial de Houston

    Dawn Pratt

    STEM Consultant

    I develop programs and STEM content and advise on the development of STEM programs.
  • Ashley Noseworthy avec l'océan derrière elle

    Ashley Noseworthy

    CEO/Founder of Edgewise Environmental

    I own and operate an environmental consultancy that helps companies reduce their underwater noise pollution.
  • Edwin Makkinga

    Edwin Makkinga

    Manager, Climate Policy

    In my job I consider the risks and opportunities from climate-related public policy and how Enbridge can be part of the solution to the climate crisis.
  • Steven Ryan derrière un bureau debout avec son ordinateur portable

    Steven Ryan

    Creative Director

    Steven Ryan is a creative director with a design and marketing communications firm.
  • Vivek Chauhan

    Vivek Chauhan

    Program Advisor, Renewable Generation

    Vivek is an electrical engineer who works for Ontario Power Generation.
  • Patty Simpson

    Patty Simpson (she/her)

    Environmental Coordinator

    As the head of the Environment Department at a uranium mine, it is my responsibility to make sure that the mine does not pollute the surrounding environment.
  • Luc Houle à la maison

    Luc Houle (he/him)

    Founder of Johnny Footwear

    I create, manufacture and market biodegradable sneakers that grow into trees.