Ripple Effect – Community Contribution
Although I moved from Portage la Prairie to Winnipeg in 2004 to pursue educational advancement, in 2016, I returned to my hometown. At the onset of Infinity’s launch, one of my goals included finding unique avenues to give back to the community of my roots – Portage la Prairie, through endeavors that fostered local economic growth, career and workforce development. As a private company, I have established a Scholarship Program for graduates of Portage Collegiate Institute and also have contributed to local economic workforce and community programs including Skills Up!, Local Initiative for Transition to Work (LIFT), the Portage Learning and Literacy Program (PLLC) Work Experience Program, Big Brother Big Sisters Central FUSE and the Family Resource Centre. As part of the Community Building Youth Futures (CBYF)’s Leadership Table Committee and Education & Employment Action Group, I am privileged to collaborate with fellow community members to build opportunities for youth engagement, improved mental health and innovative employment / education initiatives.
In late 2018, I established the Infinity Career & Development Consulting Scholarship, to be rewarded to a Portage Collegiate Institute student celebrating the completion of Grade 12. As a generously bestowed scholarship recipient from my high school and community, I had a “bucket list goal” to establish a bursary and give back – The Ripple Effect. In the spirit of reciprocity and to commemorate the many people who contributed to Infinity’s growth, development and launch, this scholarship has been rewarded to an individual who has future intentions to pursue lifework that enriches the physical, psychological, intellectual, emotional or spiritual well-being of others.
Infinity Career & Development Consulting Scholarship Reward Recipients:
2019: Abby Vanstone, $400.
2020: Mackenzie Berard, $500.
2021: Pamela Cantalejo, $500.
For more information on Infinity’s philosophy behind The Ripple Effect, please click here