Director of Counselling, Child, Youth & Family Services
Shairose has been with Archway Community Services since 2006. She is currently the Director of Counselling, Child, Youth and Family Services, where she oversees over 40 programs. These programs range from high school completion support for young parents and counselling for those who have experienced abuse to the Youth Resource Centre, Foundry Abbotsford and more.
Shairose enjoys the opportunity to work with her team to develop and empower families and build others up towards a shared vision for Archway’s future.
Shairose has a Master of Arts 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.
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.
Shairose brings a wealth of robust relationships to Archway, including those with the Ministry of Children and Family Development, Fraser Health, and Abbotsford School District to name a few.
She serves on various leadership committees within Archway and in partnerships with numerous external organizations. In 2023, she was appointed as a Board member at large with the Federation of Social Services of BC. Shairose is passionate about engaging in all levels and aspects of the community including collaborative practice and partnerships.
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.