From A-Team Field Staff to A-Team Office Staff

Hello past, present and future A-Teamers! I started with Plan A Sarnia Chatham in September/ October 2019. I technically applied in July but I was slow-moving in getting orientation scheduled. Being on the other side, I now understand how frustrating that was for Simone and the girls in the office. I applied to Plan A …

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Why Your Mindset Is One Of The Most Important Skills To Develop As A Business Owner

When you think of a business owner, what kind of skills and adjectives come to mind? Perhaps things such as - dedication, motivation, discipline, organization and determination? By no means am I here to tell you that those are not important, however after being on the sidelines and educating myself on a business mindset, one …

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I Just Do What I Gotta Do: Juggling Being A Wife, An Operations Manager and And Autism Mom

I am often asked how and why I do what I do every day. How do you juggle being a wife, an Operations Manager of a very successful and busy healthcare business during a pandemic and on top of that, an Autism mom?  I am very often asked this question and I never really know …

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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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