Meet The COR Family: Lindsay Surtees

Hi, I’m Lindsay! I am a Registered Nurse and have been in my position with the COR Health Team for a little over a year. I have been involved in the disability sector for the past 15 years in varying capacities. I first heard about COR while working at a summer camp for individuals with disabilities. My journey with COR started nearly 10 years ago when I moved to Regina to attend the U of R. I left Regina in early 2014 to pursue some other goals and opportunities in Alberta, but returned in 2018 to attend nursing school. As soon as I returned to Regina, I knew I would like to be involved with COR again, as I had had a very positive experience as a support years earlier. I was thrilled to get to join the same team and reunite with the individuals I had supported previously! I went back into a support role while I attended University. Once I graduated nursing school, I spent some time working in the Emergency Room before joining the COR Health Team in early 2022. I feel very fortunate that I have the opportunity to combine my passion for supporting individuals with disabilities with my nursing and healthcare education/experience in my role with COR!

I have had many, many positive experiences and opportunities during my time with COR. Individuals with disabilities experience greater health disparities than those without. In my role with the health team, I am given the opportunity to collaborate with other healthcare professionals to advocate for better health outcomes for those we support. Being a small part of something that helps lead to healthier and happy lives for those supported is very rewarding. I am proud to be a part of an organization that values relationships, community and connection. COR has given me many opportunities to learn and grow into a better support, a better person and a better nurse.

My advice for prospective COR candidates would be to come in with an open mind and a willingness to learn! Supporting COR is fun, rewarding, challenging and enriching. There are so many opportunities within COR to grow, connect, engage and learn.

fun facts about me:

-I’m almost always listening to a podcast

-I use to work as a whitewater raft guide

-I coach CrossFit

-I LOVE reality TV shows

-I am trained as an End of Life Doula