2017 EPC Nominee: Rochelle Myers

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Everyday Political Citizen Thursday, November 02, 2017 View Count = 379

2017 EPC Nominee: Rochelle Myers

Rochelle Myers of Toronto, ON, was nominated by Jillan Mignon

Rochelle Myers is a caseworker with Toronto Employment and Social Service. Every day she insures that her clients know what their rights are, and encourages them to explore every option available to them, when trying to get out of the grips of things like, poverty, homelessness and addictions. Most importantly Ms. Myers teaches her clients how to effectively advocate for themselves and the communities they live in.

When my file was transferred to Rochelle Myers, I was a jaded, uneducated, single mother living in terrible conditions. On our first meeting, Ms. Myers asked me what I wanted to do with myself. This was the first time in 20 years of being in contact with social workers and living on welfare, that someone had asked me, what I wanted. I wanted to go to school, and I wanted a good job. Ms. Myers connected me with organizations and people who would eventually change my entire life.

She was non-judgmental, kind, understanding and most importantly unmoved in her conviction that I and all of her clients are capable of succeeding and deserving of a happy and healthy life. She supported my journey into College, was there for me as I graduated, gave sound advice when I gained and lost jobs, helped me pick up the pieces when I relapsed and has been here for me as I pursue a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies.

Rochelle Myers is an Everyday Political Citizen, because she asks our cities most disenfranchised and marginalized citizens, “What do they want”?

Do you know an #EPCitizen like Rochelle?
Nominate them today!

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Samara's Everyday Political Citizen celebrates positive political role models and builds a culture of positive politics in Canada. Conducted coast-to-coast-to-coast, the contest aims to recognize the rich diversity of politics and democracy in Canada, crowdsourcing hundreds of nominations from Canadians like you. Read more about Everyday Political Citizen, see more nominations, or submit your own nomination.


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