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Sonia Pallikunnel
Program Supervisor

Ever Since I completed a high school co-op opportunity at the Centre for Dreams, my passion for working in the Social Services field was ignited. I had always wanted to work with marginalized individuals, whether that be with be new immigrants to the country, at risk children, or those living with a disability, in order to provide supports for them to live fully functional lives within their communities. After my year long placement at the Centre I knew I had found an organization that matched my passion for providing unmatched service delivery in the community they serve. Upon completion of  high school, I enrolled in the three year Child and Youth Care program at Seneca College where I was able to apply many of the strength-based programming techniques I learned at the Centre to that program. While completing my diploma, I continued to serve the Centre for Dreams as a volunteer as much as I could, continuing to assist the staff in providing functional programming that would allow the members to accomplish goals and learn skills to follow their dreams in their own lives. With graduation on the horizon in April, I have become a part-time Program Supervisor and continue to follow my passion for serving individuals who need support by creating and facilitating the fantastic programming run at the Centre each and every week.