Dale has an extensive background in personal and family-of-origin addiction and many years of volunteer work with youth and formerly incarcerated men in recovery working to re-enter the general population.
Dale is an Honours Graduate from the Addictions and Community Service Worker program at Everest College, as well as a Certified Canadian Addiction Counsellor. Dale continues her education in the addiction field by regularly attending workshops and webinars to stay current with recovery and mental health approaches and discussions. Dale is certified as an exam proctor with the FCB for CACCF exams.
“Over the years at Newgate 180, I have been able to turn the passion developed through a volunteer position into a highly rewarding career. Relapse prevention and continuing care are my main focus at Newgate. I work closely with a highly competent team of in-house case managers and support staff. I am able to develop long-lasting relationships with our clients, some lasting years. This is what drives my dedication to people who need a hand up, an encouraging word and some guidance on the journey of recovery. It is both an honour and privilege to be trusted enough by clients to share their stories, fears, pain, hopes, dreams and plans with us. Our work with the family and workplace of a client enables us to really know a person – each of whom is unique and of infinite value. Being able to walk alongside a person as they gradually regain a sense of empowerment, self-worth, self-respect and self-confidence is second to none.”