Hi, my name is Morianna, and I am with Mentorship & Outreach at COR. I’ve been with COR since 2009. I first learned about it through a friend of mine that I worked with at another organization which also provided support to people. My journey began as a direct support and very shortly after I became a Team Leader. Within that year, my position shifted into a Supportive Living Team Leader role, which eventually morphed into Supportive Living Coordinator. Fast forward maybe 5 or 6 years from then where I became part of the Mentorship & Outreach team and where I still am currently. Another aspect of my role has been facilitating some training that we offer. I am thankful to have had the opportunity to facilitate MHFA (Mental Health First Aid), Mandt, and presently Gentle Teaching and Coaching Skills.
When thinking of the proudest moment during the time I have been here, I find it very difficult to narrow it down to just one. There have been a lot of significant moments in my relationships with people at COR where I felt like I have made a positive difference (even in the smallest of ways), which has certainly made a great impact on me and hopefully on them as well! Working with people is all about creating meaningful interactions and creating new memories with each other and I am extremely grateful to be part of that.
If there’s something I could share with prospective candidates, I would say just be yourself. COR does a wonderful job helping to highlight people’s unique gifts and talents and helping people feel at home. While you’re there, be curious and seek to understand. Also, remember that it is more than okay to ask questions or for help when you need it. Everyone is always glad to help.
Fun facts about me:
My favourite book is a really beat-up, tattered old poetry book called Poems Worth Knowing by C.E Lewis. It was actually a textbook used back in the 1950s and 60’s and it belonged to my Dad. It is filled with some of the greatest American, British and Canadian poems from well over the past 100 years.
A quote that I have always loved is from William Blake. It is an excerpt from one of his poems…
“To See a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour”
While away from supporting, I enjoy writing, singing and practicing guitar playing. I love bonfires and connecting with family and friends and of course, hanging out with my cat Habanero.