Sharing our Associate's Stories

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April 26th is Lesbian Visibility Day

 

In honour of Lesbian Visibility Day, one of our associates, Alanna, who is part of our Pride Alliance community, offered to share her story in an effort to inspire others and bring awareness to the experiences of those who are part of the LGBT+ community.

 

Alanna is a Manager, HSQA, Nutrition and Wellness for our Chartwells sector. Alanna has been with Compass for almost 7 years and during that time has married and welcomed her son Owen to her family.

“At Compass, I’ve felt welcoming support and encouragement to be my authentic self in the workplace. The leadership team within Chartwells and my colleagues genuinely celebrate diversity and, together, we promote a safe-for-all work environment where personal & professional milestones alike can be celebrated. Over the last 4 years, I’ve been lucky enough to get married and welcome a baby boy to my family, both occasions I happily shared with my peers and managers. My hope is that all Compass LGBTQ+ community members know they have a welcoming space.”

 

Compass Group Canada feels very fortunate to have Alanna on our team. In February 2021, Alanna was recognized as a part of Compass’ recognition blitz. She strives to leave every site visited safer through promoting a strong safety culture. Alanna empowers teams to reach for safety greatness by sharing an authentic and motivating connection with everyone she meets.

We want to thank Alanna for sharing her experience with us and our community.

 

Compass Group Canada continues to work towards a future where everyone can feel safe to be true to who they are. Our just now site was created to help our associates, family and friends find resources on the issues that impact their overall well-being and sense of belonging. Please visit justnowcompass.com for access to LGBTQ+ support resources.

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November 13-19 is Transgender Awareness week.

 

In honour of Transgender Awareness week, one of our associates, Chase, who is part of our Pride Alliance community, offered to share a bit his story in an effort to inspire others and bring awareness to the experiences of those who are Transgender.

 

Chase is an Environmental Services Team Lead at one of our hospital locations. Chase has been with Compass for almost 10 years and during that time has transitioned from female to male.

 

"Being from the LGBTQ+ community, I always felt welcome and equal. Once I started my transition from female to male – my management team went right to work on getting my name and pronouns right."

Compass Group Canada feels very fortunate to have Chase on our team. In June 2020, Chase was recognized with a HERO award for his energizing attitude and assisting the community while displaying Compass' Core values. His commitment to the patient experience at the hospital - especially with infection control and Health and Safety - is his top priority.

 

We want to thank Chase for sharing a small part of his experience with us and our community.
 

Compass Group Canada continues to work towards a future where everyone can feel safe to be true to who they are. Our  just now site was created to help our associates, family and friends find resources on the issues that impact their overall well-being and sense of belonging. 

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