From Graduating to Securing an A-mazing Job in a Pandemic!

Photo by Vlada Karpovich on Pexels.com My name is Sarah and I started at Plan A Kitchener Waterloo & London as a Talent Acquisition Coordinator at the beginning of July. In April, I was a new graduate which was a very exciting time and a moment I had thought about a lot during my schooling. …

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From Childhood to Adulthood: My Life in Long Term Care

My passion for residents in long term care started many years ago while watching my greatest inspiration provide quality care for our aging population. This is my story… I grew up in a small community outside of Bowmanville, Ontario. Both my parents worked full-time—my father as a calm and understanding high school teacher, and my …

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My Experience Working As A Member Of One Of Plan A’s COVID-Care Teams

I am an RPN student who has just completed my first year. I signed on with Plan A  Kingston/Quinte for a summer position with hopes of gaining lots of experience through multiple shifts at different LTC homes. COVD-19 changed that plan like it changed plans for so many people this summer. Just when things were looking …

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My Experience Working In A Long Term Care Home During The COVID-19 Pandemic

I was introduced to Plan A by one of my peers who spoke highly of and strongly recommended the agency. As a novice nursing student, I was intrigued by an unconventional and unheard-of employment opportunity. I was extremely excited to start working for Plan A. After COVID delays and completion of the administrative paperwork, I …

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Navigating the World of COVID-19 as a Recent Graduate: A Thank You to Plan A

As a recent university graduate, COVID-19 took away a lot of what I was looking forward to. My last visits to my favourite shops and restaurants, final goodbyes to friends and classmates, and most of all a convocation ceremony. Having to move out of my apartment earlier than I expected to return to my home town …

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What Working In A Female-Dominated Industry Has Taught Me

You don't often hear the stories of men working in the healthcare field. Even just trying to do some research and find inspiration for this piece, I found pages among pages of articles discussing the nuances of women in male-dominated fields. But nothing of the reverse. While my story may not be of triumph or …

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Seeing First Hand the Difference We Are Making – Working for Plan A While My Father Lives in LTC

Did you know Dementia affects 1.1 million Canadians, either directly or indirectly and 16,000 of Canadians living with Dementia are under 65 years of age?  That is not something I knew 3 years ago when my father – 62 years old at the time – was officially diagnosed with Dementia. While I myself was 29 …

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