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Susie Girling

With Thrive since 2006

Susie Girling was elected to the Board of Directors at the inaugural Board Meeting in 2006. Her interest in the Board came from her belief that the diversity of every individual contributes to the overall health and vitality of all our communities. Susie has served as Director, Treasurer, Vice President and President.

Susie comes to us from the field. For over 30 years, Susie has been a leader in the field of human and social development. She received an Undergraduate Degree in Criminology from SFU and a Graduate Degree in Child and Youth Care from UVIC. Her passion for working with children, youth and families has spanned across several domains including residential care, youth justice, mental health, education, and non-profits. These experiences contributed to her knowledge and understanding of the complexities within our systems of care and led her to support the development of collaborative, inter-disciplinary, person-centred, and trauma informed services and build the capacity of service providers.

Susie is a master trainer of the Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training program (ASIST) and the Mental Health Commission of Canada’s’ Mental Health First Aid and Stigma Awareness Campaign. She currently holds a position as the Program Coordinator of the Child, Youth and Family Mental Health and Substance Use Crisis Team at Victoria General Hospital.

Thrive acknowledges that we live, work and play on the Traditional Territory of the Lək̓ʷəŋən speaking peoples. It recognizes the First Nations governments across this region — Lək̓ʷəŋən (Songhees) and Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) Nations in the core area, the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations {W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip), BOḰEĆEN (Pauquachin), SȾÁUTW̱,(Tsawout) W̱SIKEM (Tseycum)} out on the Saanich Peninsula and Gulf Islands, to the west Sc'ianew (Beecher Bay), T’Sou-ke, and Pacheedaht, and MÁLEXEȽ (Malahat) and Pune’laxutth’ (Penelekut) Nations.

Statement of Reconciliation

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