Les Talvio on why Rupi is a great candidate for School Trustee
I really do value collaboration. In 2008, I met Les and Joyce on my first week, in my first position at MCFD on the Youth Team.
I admired the work that Les offered the community and the safe space for youth at Cyrus Centre.
I was surprised to hear there was a space youth could go to feel safe if they couldn't be at home. Then Cyrus Centre got funding for temporary placements and 2 beds. Fast forward to now they have two locations in Abbotsford and Chilliwack, many more beds and great resources to help our youth be successful.
Prior to MCFD, my heart was always in the community. I tried to find organizations to collaborate with to support our community. Even when I was a Social Worker I continued my community work with various organizations including Cyrus Centre.
Les and I became friends quite quickly as we had similar passions to support our community. Every year I'll usually call them during winter months to see what donations they need and if I can find them for our youth.
If you are interested in learning more about the resources or you need support please contact Cyrus Centre 6048595773 or see their website https://cyruscentre.com/
Check out the support from Les below.