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Employee Testimonials

Who will tell us about working at ACSA better than our team members?

“I have been working at ACSA for 8 years as food bank coordinator. Working at ACSA provided me with the opportunity to explore the interrelationship between my past experience, my personal goals, and my professional goals. The ACSA team are welcoming and supportive and bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and personal commitment to the workplace. I come into work every day proud of the commitment of my fellow workers to bringing change through their caring and dedication to the grassroots programs that they support” – Christine Markwell, ACSA Food Bank Coordinator.

“I always wanted to work for ACSA. I like the most at ACSA that staff are passionate about the work they do.

I am proud because of the good work we do in the community. Helping people in need is rewarding and since that’s what ACSA does its rewarding to work here at ACSA”  – Gajay Selvarajah,  Dorset Park Community Hub Coordinator.

“I like that ACSA has very friendly staff. I find the staff very helpful when going through a referral process and even with inquiries. I haven't been with ACSA very long but some of the long time staff have been great in regards to my transition. I feel that ACSA's friendly staff reflects why many clients give positive feedback. I like this the most because it makes me feel very comfortable to come to work every day” -  Arnold Jeyabalan, TAAGS Coordinator.

“I chose to work as ACSA as it gave me an opportunity fresh out of school to practice community development work I started to work at ACSA in 2008 so have been with ACSA for over 8 years. I have stayed committed to this agency for a number of years due to its commitment to the community and due to its ability to provide opportunity for staff to grow and develop. I continue to be impressed by the work of ACSA and the opportunity that it creates for its staff and for the community that it serves.

What I like ACSA about most is the fact that it is such a leader and backbone to the community it serves and that it truly works from a community engagement approach. I also like that the agency isn't afraid to push boundaries and to be innovative all in an effort to be responsive to the needs of the community it serves.

 The work of ACSA is rewarding as the work that is being done is having a true impact in the community and in the lives of those we serve. I also truly love the fact that ACSA works with people wherever they are at and is able to put the supports in place to ensure that anyone is able to thrive” -  Laura Harper, Senior Manager, Programs and Services.

“I love working at ACSA because ACSA works for and with the community.  The work is driven by the needs and service gaps as identified by those who live work and play in communities and does so in a respectful caring manner.  ACSA staff care deeply about the issues that affect clients’ lives and work tirelessly to improve the lives of those that come through our doors everyday!   I also love that our work tackles the need to make changes at a systems level so we can improve communities in meaningful ways that are sustainable and have longer term impacts.  Working at ACSA continues to challenge me professionally and allows me to come to work every day and know I’m making a difference in trying to improve and build stronger more vibrant communities in Scarborough for people live flourish and prosper” - Lee Soda, Executive Director


Community voices

I knew from day 1 that they [ACSA] really strives to make people's lives better. They helped me get back on track and better my life tremendously.
R.MacLean, July 2022

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