Support Worker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 30 October 2017
Poor management. Doesn't truly care about their staff, say they want a work life balance and self care but only if it fits their idea. Poor personal boundaries from managers. Will say they will support you if there is a crisis with a client but won't listen to your voice in how they can best support you. Very toxic work place.
Youth mentor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 7 November 2017
the hardest part of the job was having to listen to the youth story's and you would like to take them in to help them. i learned that everyone as a story and you have to find out on how you could help. management was also great to work with. the whole team that i worked with were all understanding, you have to have a big heart to work at Boyle street community services.
cleaner (Former Employee) – Boyle Street, AB – 11 December 2015
I wake up to the sound of a voice calling my name, I wake up knowing it'll be the happiest day of my life if I could just hold her one more time, I wake up knowing that on that day of our reunion I'll be lying in a casket.
terrible environment for Aboriginals to work and succeed in, it's oppressive.
aboriginal employment readiness worker (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 30 November 2015
As much as they think they are helpful, only a couple of programs are actually helpful. A high amount of office politics is in play there. The program director was replaced and my position was replaced. The new program director sexually harassed the new person replacing me and she quit. No one in higher positions believed her. Not a good environment. At all. No one believed me for 10 weeks.. from that environment I suffered PTSD and refuse to work for another non profit organization.
helping clients to be successful was what I loved to do.
Too much office politics and oppression, not enough staff support. things get ignored easily there and not dealt with.