For ex­cel­lence

Work with Wil­low House shel­ter con­sid­ered Carey’s great­est ac­com­plish­ment

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A Cor­ner Brook so­cial worker was re­cently pre­sented a Pub­lic Ser­vice Award.

COR­NER BROOK, N.L. — Jacque­line Carey sup­ports the western re­gion through her work and also as an ac­tive vol­un­teer.

The Cor­ner Brook wo­man has been rec­og­nized with a 2018 Pub­lic Ser­vice Award for Ex­cel­lence by the prov­ince.

Carey is a so­cial worker with the New­found­land and Labrador Hous­ing Cor­po­ra­tion. She re­ceived the award dur­ing a re­cent cer­e­mony in St. John’s.

Ac­cord­ing to the bi­og­ra­phy sup­plied in a press re­lease, Carey leads by ex­am­ple, tak­ing on every task she is faced with.

Col­leagues de­scribe her as pa­tient, hard­work­ing and car­ing.

Her work with Wil­low House, a do­mes­tic vi­o­lence shel­ter for women and chil­dren lo­cated in Cor­ner Brook, is said to be her most out­stand­ing ac­com­plish­ment to date.

She was in­volved in all stages of the $1.8-mil­lion project — from the ini­tial fund­ing ap­pli­ca­tion, to the cre­ation of a mas­ter plan and build­ing plans, to pur­chas­ing fur­ni­ture and hir­ing staff. The new fa­cil­ity re­places a 30-year-old build­ing that no longer met the needs of its oc­cu­pants.

Since open­ing in 2018, Wil­low House has pro­vided shel­ter, food and ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties for 150 women and 24 chil­dren.

She has worked hard build­ing strong net­works to best serve the com­mu­nity groups with which she is in­volved.

By do­ing so, she has fos­tered an en­vi­ron­ment in which peo­ple can work to­gether ef­fec­tively and ef­fi­ciently to bet­ter serve those in need, the press re­lease said.

Carey is said to be a strong leader with a great at­ti­tude and an in­spi­ra­tion to those around her.

Carey said she ap­pre­ci­ates the award and the time put into the nom­i­na­tion.

In a press re­lease an­nounc­ing the awards, Pre­mier Dwight Ball said it was an hon­our to meet the pub­lic ser­vice em­ploy­ees and rec­og­nize the work they do on be­half of the res­i­dents of the prov­ince.

“Our prov­ince is stronger be­cause of their ef­forts and I hope they re­al­ize the sig­nif­i­cantly pos­i­tive im­pact their work is hav­ing. The de­liv­ery of cru­cial pub­lic ser­vices and pro­grams would not be pos­si­ble with­out em­ploy­ees such as these.”

El­iz­a­beth Day, clerk of the Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil, also took part in the awards pre­sen­ta­tion. She said she was proud of the pub­lic ser­vice em­ploy­ees’ achieve­ments and hon­oured to work with them.

The Pub­lic Ser­vice Award of Ex­cel­lence has been pre­sented for 18 years and is the high­est hon­our that can be be­stowed on pub­lic ser­vice em­ploy­ees. The award rec­og­nizes in­di­vid­u­als and teams for ex­cep­tional work per­for­mance and hon­ours achieve­ments in in­no­va­tion, lead­er­ship, re­la­tion­ship build­ing and ex­cel­lence in ser­vice.

CON­TRIB­UTED

Cor­ner Brook so­cial worker Jacque­line Carey, cen­tre, was re­cently pre­sented with a 2018 Pub­lic Ser­vice Award for Ex­cel­lence by the prov­ince. She is joined by Pre­mier Dwight Ball and El­iz­a­beth Day, clerk of the Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil.

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