THE IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY
From the very beginning, Clearwater was created with the intention to give back as much as possible, whenever possible. Our roots are in community, and it is the basis for what we do. We would love for you to join us!
YELL is a hands-on, experiential accelerator for high school students interested in gaining knowledge and leadership experience in all areas of business and entrepreneurship. In addition, YELL helps students interact with like-minded individuals across the school system, helps to build a community based framework to enhance collaborative engagement and provides a learning and development structure to foster innovation and advancement for future generations.
I've had the opportunity of being a guest speaker and mentor with YELL for a couple of years now. It's a great experience to share my journey into entrepreneurship with the students, Grades 10 - 12. As a speaker, my hope is that they feel inspired and hopeful when I leave - knowing that it may not always be easy but the work will always be rewarding as long as you remain passionate. As a mentor, I have the opportunity to work with a group of students for 3 months: help them shape a business idea, and then ultimately prove and validate their business concept.
The Lipstick Project is an organization that serves men, women, and children who are facing significant health challenges by offering light, love and compassionate care through free, professional spa services.
The Lipstick Project helps to restore dignity to some of our most vulnerable. They believe that sometimes manicures are better than morphine, and that a close shave can be better than a sharp syringe. They believe there is a time in life where the quality of your days is more important than the quantity of your days. The moments I had the privilege of witnessing during my time are some of the most special, and I continue to carry those experiences with me years later.
CANADIAN CANCER SOCIETY
The Canadian Cancer Society is a community-based organization of volunteers whose mission is the eradication of cancer and the enhancement of the quality of life of people living with cancer.
The Canadian Cancer Society is where the seed to Clearwater was sown. What started as simple day-of volunteering, turned into Chairing the North Shore event and being a part of a regional advisory team. Volunteering with Relay For Life fostered an appreciation for community, and showed there was a tangible way to give back year over year.