Meals on Wheels
Sector: Business, Management, and Administration, Human Services
Education: Workplace Training / University
Type: Career Profile
Business & Economics, Food & Nutrition, Family Studies, Health, Home Economics, Social Sciences
I am proud to provide an important service to the community that makes a difference in people's lives. I like being able to tell myself that I am helping to create a better world.
When I was in school, I had no career plan in mind. Education and personal development were my priorities during my youth. I was always confident that I was going to find a job to the extent of my abilities and ambitions in one way or another. I enjoy serving the needs of my community. Over the years, I have worked at a number of organizations that provided care to vulnerable or at-risk members of our society.
The world of work is vast and everyone has their place. The important thing in a career is to love what you do and do it with passion. Compensation is secondary. You have to be happy!
I enjoy walking, photography, and especially reading.
On a day-to-day basis, I supervise a hot meal delivery program for elderly or frail customers. Our organization, Meals on Wheels (Ottawa), delivers more than 300 hot and frozen meals 6 days a week.
A team of dedicated volunteers makes our deliveries. As a result, teamwork is essential to our success. These volunteers check in on our customers and help ensure their health. I ensure the health of my team on a daily basis. Bilingualism is a great asset in Ottawa.
When I was
- Literature and Language Arts
- Foods & Nutrition
- Physical Education / Health
- Brought People Together
- Liked helping people
- Organized activities for my friends
- Played on a sports team
- Wanted to be in charge
- Liked being given free range to explore my ideas
- Liked reading
- Always threw the best parties
- Didn't really care about grades