Originally from Ontario, Sherri moved to the lower mainland in 1997 and has called many communities her home. She worked in Community Living for over 20 years with both children and adults, but most of that time was spent in the area of Supported Independent Living programs.
As Resident Support Specialist at Brightside, Sherri engages with residents to offer information, resources, referrals and advocacy to community based supports, services and health care. The goal is to assist residents to live independent, happy and healthy lives, and to be socially connected to their neighbours and communities. Sherri also works closely with other non-profit organizations, community groups, and communities of practise to ensure Brightside residents have access to the supports and services being offered in their neighbourhoods.
Sherri’s role includes support and information for fellow Brightside employees in their daily work, with a focus on positive relationships, person centered interactions and personal resilience.
When she isn’t working, you might find Sherri hanging out at a local park with friends, talking to other people’s dogs, plunking away at her ukulele or watching a movie.