Collingwood Neighbourhood House (CNH) proudly recognizes its long-serving staff members. At this year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM), CNH staff and contractors who have reached the milestones of 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 years of service to the neighbourhood house were thanked by the Board of Directors.
This year, we recognize and celebrate Amie Fan for 20 years of service. Here’s what Sabrina Bantog, Manager of Child Care Human Resources at CNH, had to say about Amie:
Amie started work with us at CNH in August of 2003. I had the pleasure of working with her for 10 years before I moved on to other roles within Collingwood. It is an honour to recognize Amie for 20 years of dedication to CNH. Amie currently is an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) working at the Collingwood Early Learning & Care Centre.
Amie’s coordinator, Kalvinder, says that Amie is a dedicated, hard-working individual with a great sense of humour. Amie supports children’s learning by having a love for playdough. Every week, she makes playdough that children can roll, mould and construct with. When children combine playdough from two different hues, you can see the joy on their faces. Amie also shares her love for music and dance with the children by engaging them in “dance time” by playing songs. Kalvinder thinks Amie stayed with CNH for the majority of her ECE career because she enjoys the everyday interaction with children and families and loves the welcoming environment of the daycare.
Kalvinder’s work-related memory involving Amie was when she participated in the learning with the community pedologist about the Early Learning Framework. Amie took the initiative to learn how to use one-note to enhance the documentation experience for both staff and children. She would take pictures of children exploring different mediums of art, while recording their thoughts, conversations and ideas and then download it to one-note for the team to look at.
Amie’s colleague describes her as always being reliable and having a memory like no other. She remembers children’s names and families from many years ago. Amie always has a smile on her face and a calm demeanour no matter what is going on.
When asked Amie about her highlights of working at CNH, she mentioned watching children grow and develop and the support she receives from CNH in particular during the pandemic which was a difficult time for everyone. Amie really appreciates the support the CNH provided her during this time.
When Amie was asked why she stayed with CNH, she said: “I love the people that I work with and interact with each and every day. CNH is a home away from home for me!”
Congratulations, Amie, and thank you for your continued service at CNH.
For information about careers at CNH, visit www.cnh.bc.ca/about/careers.