Pros: downtown, great people, great values, opportunities to work with other departments
Cons: small confined space, little personal connection
Working at the Canadian Diabetes Association has been an amazing experience. On an average day, I would come in and prepare packages to be sent out to various health fair locations. I would also send out volunteer reminders for the week. I would then enter in events into the Onyx database, and follow up with volunteers via email. In addition, there is usually something at the office to sort or do at the drop of a hat, like visit one of our health fairs, a meeting, or helping out one of the coordinators with whatever project they're working on. I mostly worked under the Community Events Coordinator, as well as aiding the Public Programs and Service Coordinator when needed. I feel welcomed here, even if I may not have a lot in common with my fellow employees, I always look forward to coming in. In my opinion, the hardest part of my day is trying to time what I need to do throughout the day. Working in the events industry, you're never sure as to what will happen in your day. My favourite part of this job has to be the amazing opportunities I can be a part of. I've learnt a lot about myself in this position as well as learning how a large not-for-profit organization works.