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

Marcus Jamieson – Executive Director
Jude Turner – Operations Manager / Career Practitioner
David Wareing– MentorAbility Regional Coordinator
Daniel Riley – Client Service Coordinator
Hannah Hefler – TEAM Lead Women's Services/Case Management
Sophie - Manager of Client Happiness

Administration

Michelle Barnhill – Assistant Financial Controller
Angela Bryden – Administrative Assistant
Jeanette Paynter – Financial Controller
Tyler Field– Opportunities Fund Manager

Employment Support

Templeton Sawyer- Employment Support Practitioner 
Matt Jamieson – Employment Support Practitioner
Mike Little – Employer Engagement Specialist
Lloyd Thomas – Employment Support Practitioner
Jeff Vander Velde – Information Resource Specialist
Jonathan Hall – Skills Development Accessibility Coordinator
Jason Fernandes -  Career Counselor
Lynn Bruyere - Workplace Support Practitioner

Case Management

Marie-Josée Crawford – Case Manager / Career Practitioner / Deaf Specialist 
Donovon Collie – Case Manager
James Smith – Case Manager
Abigail Rogers  Case Manager
Bianca Clarke - Case Manager
Kysha Bowden - Case Manager
Jeremy MacDonald - Case Manager

Job Development

Pratibha Popat – Job Developer
Sharon Rutland  Job Developer

Future Ready

Elizabeth Fitzner – Future Ready, New Opportunities Program Coordinator

Career Link

Rob Casey  Program Coordinator

 

Board

Marcus Jamieson - (Executive Director, TEAM Work Cooperative)
Murray VanDewater – Past Chair/Co-Chair
Robert LaPierre – Co-Chair
Simon Hurd - Treasurer (RBC)
Nadine Wentzell – Secretary (Workplace Drug & Alcohol Consultant)
Corinne Steele – Member-at-Llarge (RSW, MSW, Private Practitioner)
Judy Turner – Staff/Ex-Officio (Operations Manager, TEAM Work Cooperative)
Robert LaPierre – Member-at-Large
Brian Tapper – Member-at-Large (Vocational Counsellor, QEII Health Sciences Centre)
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)

 

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

 

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