Director of Counselling, Child, Youth & Family Services
Shairose started at Archway in 2006 and in her current role, she oversees more than 40 programs. Her Counselling, Child, Youth, and Family Service departments ranges from high school completion support for young parents to counselling for women exiting sex work; from child care referrals and resources to the Youth Resource Centre, as well as Foundry Abbotsford, drop-in programs, counselling, and intervention efforts.
Before coming to Archway, Shairose worked for 17 years at Little Mountain Neighborhood House in the capacity of Program Director and Director of Child Development Centre. She has worked as a Coordinator for the Fraser Region Aboriginal Early Childhood Network and was a consultant with the Victoria Foundation.
In addition to her role as Director, she serves on various leadership committees. What she enjoys most about working for Archway is the opportunity to develop and empower families and build others up towards a shared vision for the agency’s future.
Shairose has a Master’s Degree in Leadership from Royal Roads University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Human and Social Development (Child and Youth Care) from the University of Victoria. She also completed her certificate in Executive Leadership at City University.
Her numerous volunteer positions and affiliations have included and include roles with the City of Abbotsford Civic and Recognition Committee, Abbotsford Character Council, UFV Ethics Review Board, Aga Khan Ismaili Community Leadership (National, Regional & Provincial), Safe Relationship Safe Children Steering Committee, UFV Social Work and Human Services Advisory Council, Abbotsford Child and Youth Committee, and Abbotsford Early Years.
She enjoys engaging in all levels and aspects of the community, as well as collaborative practice and partnerships.
Shairose enjoys spending her free time with her father and enjoys her own ‘down’ time.