Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission

Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission


Client Success Story – Aubrey Albany
March 30, 2022

Kahentenha:wi Aubrey Albany makes positive contribution as a Health Care Aide 

Aubrey Albany recently graduated from the Institutional and Home Care Assistance Program at Nova Career Centre, she describes the program as “one of the hardest, most fun and rewarding” experiences she has ever done.  However, the program was way more than she originally expected in terms of the responsibilities and skills. She learned about different laws and procedures to interpersonal skills, all of which are skills needed to be successful in this field. “Having this career is not for everyone.  If you have the heart and drive to want to help those who need it and truly want to make a difference in their lives, I absolutely recommend taking this program.” Albany explains.  

Albany has always been someone with tons of positive energy and the desire to help others in any way that she could.  When she saw the opportunity to apply for a program that does exactly that, she could not pass it up. “Helping care for the elders in my community, I knew would be a perfect way for me to do that. I wanted to help make difference in some way and make a positive contribution in a work field that is in such high demand.” Said Albany. With the fast paced, hands-on work environment and plenty of responsibilities that come with it, Albany feels fortunate and appreciative to have found such a suitable place to begin her career. “Everyone from my coworkers to the residents and outside clients I work with, have all been more than courteous and welcoming when it came time to have me join their family.”   

Aubrey has been working for KSCS as a Health Care Aide/PAB for a short time but in that time, she has found the job to be extremely rewarding in several ways and describes it as “One of the best experiences of my short career thus far.” For Albany learning something new in all aspects of the job is part of what makes her look forward to going to work every day. “As the saying goes, “if you love what you do, you will never work a day in your life”, and I now know how true that really is.” Said Albany.  

 “I have turned to Tewatohnhi’saktha for guidance on more than one occasion and every time they have been very helpful when it came to getting me started on the whole process of going back to school.” said Albany.