About Us

Our Commitment

From identifying opportunities to helping you write effective resumes and prepare for interviews, NCDS will help find the job that's right for you!

  • We will provide fast, friendly, professional, quality service.
  • We will listen and respond courteously to our clients and respect their wishes in a two-way relationship built upon trust.
  • There will be a staff member available to assist clients at all times during regular business hours.
  • Our goal is to answer the telephone by the 4th ring during regular business hours. If for some reason staff are unable to take your call, our voicemail is available 24 hours a day.
  • Telephone calls will be returned within 24 hours. If a message is left for someone who is away, another staff member will return the call.
  • When possible, Case Managers will see people immediately. Alternatively, an appointment at a mutually convenient time will be arranged.
  • Job orders from employers will be posted in the same day we receive them.

 

Meet our staff

Kym Whalen
Resource & Information
What/Where was your first job:
Dishwasher at Husky House & Babysitter for the neighbourhood kids
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Hard Work
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
“Working is a privilege and not your right, so work to impress!”
Dana White
Resource & Information
What/Where was your first job:
Dairy Queen
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Hard work
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
Master your tasks and do more than is expected.
Sarah Gagne
Resource & Information
What/Where was your first job:
Dairy Queen (International Falls)
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Persistence
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
Never pass up an opportunity to continue learning and never feel like there is a task below your position.
Teagan Kaemingh
Case Manager
What/Where was your first job:
Gas attendant
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Patience
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
Persistence and a positive attitude will get you far and help you reach your goals faster.
Crystal George
Case Manager
What/Where was your first job:
Dishwasher & Kitchen Prep/Papa Joes
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Effort
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
Keep going. Determination can outweigh any obstacle!
Kimberly Penney
Case Manager
What/Where was your first job:
Canteen Worker at the Fort Frances Bingo Hall
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Finally believing in myself
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
Be Curious. One of the most important skills that predict a successful career is the ability to learn from others.
Katie McCaig
Case Manager
What/Where was your first job:
Mowing Grass and Babysitting
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
University and volunteer work
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
Every person you meet is a potential door to a new opportunity -- personally or professionally. Build good bridges even in that just-for-now job, because you never know how they'll weave into the larger picture of your life. Kristina Leonardi
Tim Spence
Job Developer
What/Where was your first job:
Canadian Tire Gas Bar - Jump to the pump gas attendant
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Military training
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
Do something you really enjoy. You spend too much time at work to hate it.
Cathy Tysz
Case Manager/YJC Coordinator
What/Where was your first job:
Bagging sunflower seeds in a factory at Nutty Club Canada, Winnipeg.
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Getting a college diploma at the age of 42!
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
Respect your employer, be honest, work hard, and don't take your job for granted!
Sara Marusyk
Marketing Coordinator
What/Where was your first job:
Cashier at Walmart
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
A supportive family
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
Find purpose, passion and pride in your work.
Sheryl Suspinski
Executive Assistant
What/Where was your first job:
Fort Frances Times - Paper Carrier
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Transferable Skills
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
Although you can't have everything you want today you can work hard to put yourself in a better position in the future
Nicke Baird
Executive Director
What/Where was your first job:
Babysitting and Safeway
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Good ol hard work ethic, do the job well
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
If college or university isn't an option choose an organization that has room for growth and grow, grow, grow.
Heather McLean
Finance Administrator
What/Where was your first job:
Stratton Community Store
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Great work ethic and determination
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
Keep an open mind you never know were one job will lead you!
Bev Noga
Data Integrity/Finance Clerk
What/Where was your first job:
Babysitting and cutting grass
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Time!! Being at the right place at the right time
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
Always be honest and try your best
Bridget McGinnis
Communications/Outreach Coordinator
What/Where was your first job:
Paper Carrier
Name one thing that you can attribute your success to:
Quiet Determination
What advice would you give someone just starting out in the working world?:
"Use others negativity to empower you to accomplish what they think you cannot. Because everything was once impossible until someone did it."

 

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