Meet Me at the PMFRC

Meet Me at the PMFRC

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Introducing Michelle Doucette-W

Name: Michelle Doucette-W
Position:  Casual Front Line Administrator  


Image Source: PMFRC

I remember one of my first few days, I was putting together welcome packages for families posted into the area and caught myself sitting there reading and reading.  I was thinking: “wow, I had no idea of all these resources are available right in my own back yard” -- and then I think I used every single one of them.

Tell us more about your role at the PMFRC and the programs that you are involved in.
As a casual, I work at several different locations, so my role varies depending on where I am.  If I am at the South Side Community Centre, I’m at the front desk answering phones and registering kids for different programs. If I am at Employment Service, I’m usually helping answer phones, filing and doing admin work to help the department. The great part about my job is that I get to go everywhere and do different things, with different teams. 

How long have you worked for the PMFRC?
Since 2006

Tell me about your background (experience, education, etc.)
I have a Human Services Certificate from Lambton College in Sarnia and a Child and Youth Worker Diploma from St. Clair College in Windsor.  I worked for a while with Children’s Aid in Windsor and also spent about 10 years working for Costco in the Tire Centre.  

Working casual hours here at the PMFRC also gives me the time and freedom to focus on my Photography business.

What can people expect to see when they first meet you?
Friendly, outgoing and helpful 

How long have you lived here?
Since January 2005

What advice do you have for families transitioning to Petawawa?
Get out and involve yourself in the community.  The best thing I ever did when I moved here was volunteer with the PMFRC. 

I remember one of my first few days, I was putting together welcome packages for families posted into the area and caught myself sitting there reading and reading.  I was thinking: “wow, I had no idea of all these resources are available right in my own back yard” -- and then I think I used every single one of them.

What is your favorite thing to do in the winter? The summer?
I enjoy the winter most from inside while I’m sitting in front of the fireplace. 

In the summer we can most likely be found sitting on the dock watching the boys swim, fish, paddle board and kayak. 
 
Leave us with a few words of wisdom -- what is your favorite quote?  
I love quotes.  I couldn’t possibly pick just one.