Who We Are

TEAM Work Cooperative

TEAM Work Cooperative is celebrating its 20th year of service, supporting persons to secure and maintain employment. Under the direction of the Board of Directors and the Executive Director our philosophy is client centered. This means that in all of the ways that we do our work, it is done with passion and commitment to keeping our clients’ best interests at the forefront at all times.

Mission: To facilitate inclusive employment and workplace opportunities for people in Nova Scotia.

Vision: All persons in Nova Scotia will have access to inclusive employment.

All persons, regardless of their ability have an equal opportunity to lead meaningful, active, and proactive lives as a member of society. At TEAM Work we provide case management, career counselling and employment maintenance. Also, we specialize in job development, job mentoring, creative job carving and job search skills.

TEAM Work Cooperative is a Nova Scotia Works Employment Services Centre. To learn more about Nova Scotia Works, please watch a short but informative video by clicking HERE.

 

Staff

Management

Janice Ainsworth – Executive Director
Marcus Jamieson – MentorAbility Provincial Coordinator
Jude Turner – Operations Manager / Career Practitioner
Sophie - Manager of Client Happiness
Daniel Riley – Client Service Coordinator
Hannah Hefler – TEAM Lead Women's Services

 

Administration

Michelle Barnhill – Reception / Administrative Assistant
Angela Bryden – Administrative Assistant
Jeanette Paynter – Financial Controller
David Wareing – Opportunity Fund Manager

 

Case Management

Stephanie Berry – Case Manager / Career Practitioner / Women’s Services
Marie-Josée Crawford – Case Manager / Career Practitioner
Jonathan Hall – Case Manager
Megan Ducey – Case Manager
Lauren FitzGerald – Case Manager
Kayla Bagnell – Case Manager
Donovon Collie – Case Manager
James Smith – Case Manager

 

Job Development

Jeff Vander Velde – Job Developer
Pratibha Popat – Job Developer
Lynn Bruyere – Job Developer

 

Employment Support

Elizabeth Fitzner – Workshop Facilitator / Career Practitioner
Lindsay Graham – Information Resource Specialist
Matt Jamieson – Employment Support Practitioner
Mike Little – Employer Engagement Specialist
Kaitlin Samson – Reception / Administration
Lloyd Thomas – Employment Support Practitioner

 

Employment Now Program

Sharon Rutland  Program Coordinator

 

Career Link

Rob Casey  Program Coordinator
Gail Kelly  Employer Coordinator

 

Self Employment Service

Brian Aird – Business Coach
Archie Gillis  Business Coach
Susan Wheaton  Business Coach
Abby Rogers  Youth Business Coach

 

Board

Murray VanDewater – Past Chair/Co-Chair
Simon Hurd – Treasurer (Senior Recruiter, Recruitment & Learning)
Corinne Steele – Co-Chair (RSW, MSW, Private Practitioner)
Nadine Wentzell – Secretary (Workplace Drug & Alcohol Consultant)
Janice Ainsworth – Staff/Ex-Officio (Executive Director, TEAM Work Cooperative)
Judy Turner – Staff/Ex-Officio (Operations Manager, TEAM Work Cooperative)
Bonnie Waugh – Member-at-Large (Erica Baker Psychological Services Ltd.)
Robert LaPierre – Member-at-Large
Brian Tapper – Member-at-Large (Vocational Counsellor, QEII Health Sciences Centre)
Tanya Sieliakus – Member-at-Large (VP Consulting Services)
Joyce Halpern – Member-at-Large (Women's Employment and Advocacy Society (WEAS))
Ann Divine – Member-at-Large (Ashanti Leadership & Professional Development Services)
Katherine Willyard – Member-at-Large (McInnes Cooper)
Roger Boychuk – Member-at-Large (Ekistics Planning & Design)
Jennie Bovard – Member-at-Large (CNIB)

 

Members

ADDvocacy ADHD & Life Skills Coaching Ltd.
Affirmative Industries Association
Anchor Industries Society (AIS)

Aphasia Nova Scotia
Brain Injury Association of Nova Scotia (BIANS)
Building Futures
Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA)
Canadian National Institute for the Blind, The (CNIB)
Canadian Paraplegic Association (Nova Scotia)
Centre for Women in Business
Connections Clubhouse
Dalhousie University College of Continuing Education
Dartmouth Adult Service Centre (DASC)
Independent Living Nova Scotia Association
Laing House
LakeCity Employment Services Association
Nova Scotia Association for Community Living
Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC)

Nova Scotia League for Equal Opportunities (NS LEO)
Prescott Group
Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre - Nova Scotia Rehabilitation Centre Site
reachAbility
Saint Mary's University, Business Development Centre

Self-Help Connection
Society of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Nova Scotians (SDHHNS)
Solutions Learning Centre
Workers' Compensation Board of Nova Scotia

 

Learn about Shaping Inclusive Employment for Tomorrow (SHIFT)