Contact

25 Main Street South
Kenora, ON
Canada
P9N 1S8
Phone: 807-468-1911
Fax: 807-468-6940
Email: info@leapforjobs.ca

Our office hours are:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday » 9-5
Wednesday » 9-6:30
Friday » 9-4

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Staff Directory


Executive Director

Nikki Faulds

What was your first job?
Housekeeping.

What advice would you give youth just starting out in the workforce?
To be on time for your shifts and to have good communication with your superiors/boss.

What are you happiest doing outside of work?
Being on the lake with my family.

What is your favourite aspect of working for LEAP?
The connections that I’ve made within the community.

Three words that best describe you:
Compassionate, motivated, sensitive.


Youth Program Coordinator

Chayla Fonger

What was your first job?
Cashier/Stocker at a Dollar Store.

What advice would you give youth just starting out in the workforce?
Know that the door that opens may be the right door OR simply a step towards the next door to open. Experience it all and keep that genuine smile on your face.

What are you happiest doing outside of work?
I love spending time with my friends and family, doing anything outdoors and watching my son grow up.

What is your favourite aspect of working for LEAP?
My favorite thing about my job is the opportunity to work alongside my colleagues. They are always super motivated and inspire me daily.

Three words that best describe you:
Hardworking, positive, creative.


Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

Taylor Loney

What was your first job?
Cashier at a grocery store.

What advice would you give youth just starting out in the workforce?
Always do more than what is expected of you and never assume you are unqualified for a position – there is no harm in trying!

What are you happiest doing outside of work?
I enjoy spending time outdoors and being with friends and family

What is your favourite aspect of working for LEAP?
Making connections in the community and working in a collaborative environment that allows me to express my creativity.

Three words that best describe you:
Artistic, Hardworking, Easygoing.


Employment Advisor

Bethan Chalke

What was your first job?
Basketball Coach.

What advice would you give youth just starting out in the workforce?
Give it time. First days are hectic, overwhelming, and not always the most fun. Give yourself time to settle into a role, get to know your coworkers, and get into a rhythm before calling it quits.

What are you happiest doing outside of work?
You can usually find me in Minaki fishing and hanging out with friends.

What is your favourite aspect of working for LEAP?
That feeling when someone you’ve been working with gets the job that they’ve been working towards. To feel as if I’ve helped them reach a goal is the best feeling in the world. My coworkers are pretty awesome too.

Three words that best describe you:
Genuine, competitive, and sassy.


Employment Advisor

Katy Cederwall

What was your first job?
Front counter at a fast food restaurant.

What advice would you give youth just starting out in the workforce?
Take the initiative, if something interests you go the extra mile and see how far you can take yourself and enjoy the journey, you never know what doors will open to you.

What are you happiest doing outside of work?
I love to be outside in every season with friends and family whether spending a day on the lake enjoying the sun in the summer or spending the day on the hill at Mt. Evergreen in the Winter.

What is your favourite aspect of working for LEAP?
I love the way that I get to help people. I get to see people build confidence in themselves and get excited for new opportunities. 

Three words that best describe you:
Bubbly, Ardent, Understanding.


Youth Employment Advisor

Raylene Johnston

What was your first job?
Sales associate at a clothing store.

What advice would you give youth just starting out in the workforce?
First jobs can be intimidating at the beginning but don’t give up! Take this new experience one step at a time, you will be surprised how far you can go.  

What are you happiest doing outside of work?
I love being outside, but when I’m not outside you can find me doing paint-by-numbers or playing Guitar Hero.

What is your favourite aspect of working for LEAP?
I love that I am able to make connections with others and the community. I am passionate about helping others and there is no better feeling than seeing someone become more confident and reach the goals they have set for themselves.

Three words that best describe you:
Empathetic, Energetic, Friendly.

Employment Advisor

Rory Stouffer

What was your first job?
Runner/server support at a restaurant.

What advice would you give youth just starting out in the workforce?
Show up every day with a positive attitude and confidence in your ability to learn and perform. Take advantage of opportunities and don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, you never know what you might find out about yourself! 

What are you happiest doing outside of work?
Playing music and spending time outside with my friends and family.

What is your favourite aspect of working for LEAP?
Getting the chance to help people in our community get excited and achieve their goals. As well as working with like minded and enthusiastic people! 

Three words that best describe you:
Positive, Empathetic, Sincere.