After many years at Quinte Healthcare Belleville i was asked to work with local Indigenous women. I felt my skills were recognized and really valued for the first time.
I felt honoured.
I had the opportunity to work with Sara Maracle as she “needed supervised hours” to become a Certified Lactation Consultant. These hours were mostly at my previous worksite.
Then Dorothy Green, another local Indigenous woman, asked me to work with her and Tewahséhtha Brant, at Kenhtéke Midwives, a community midwifery practice.
These two opportunities gave me the time to follow my passion in a holistic way and no computer work……..yeah!
The work atmosphere was fun, respectful and honest.
In March 2017 after almost 10 years working with these remarkable families and 7 years after leaving mainstream healthcare, I retired from this rewarding work and am travelling more with my partner and spending more time with grandchilren.
I miss the work, the women, the babies, but not the on-call and the texting.