As a Sheridan student, Rosana Filipe was looking for an appropriate charity to receive funds raised through an anti-gun campaign she organized. She couldn’t have found a better fit than Rapport Youth and Family Services.
Rapport is the oldest youth-counselling agency in Peel Region, with a strong Sheridan connection. The agency’s Eclypse youth drop-in centres – unique to the region – get more than 6,000 visits annually, offering young people a safe place to channel their creative abilities.
When I realized how many people are touched by Rapport’s work, I wanted to help in any way that I could.
“When I realized how many people are touched by Rapport’s work, I wanted to help in any way that I could,” says Filipe, who has been on Rapport’s Board of Directors since graduation.
The Board’s Vice-Chair since 2011, Filipe is Director of Employee Experience at Toronto advertising agency Traffikgroup.
“I believe that you should use your talents to benefit causes that are relevant to you,” explains Filipe, who is proud that Rapport was started by a small group of Sheridan students in 1969.
Rapport continues to provide placement to students of Sheridan’s Social Service Worker and Child and Youth Worker programs, several of whom were hired after graduation.
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