5 Years

Recognition Awards

Melissa Bond

Melissa has been a part of the Supported Independent Living team for 5 years. Melissa is a person who enjoys encouraging the individuals she supports.  She works to find new and fun ways to educate and encourage the individuals to be more involved at home and in the community.

Chelsey Delaquis

Chelsey joined the Gateway team as a Residential Coordinator in April of 2018.   Chelsey is a regular presence in Gateway Residences in Morden and Winkler, meeting with manager/ staff teams and staying current with the life happenings of individuals in each home. Chelsey has been a key contributor to a Residential leadership team that has navigated significant growth in our services, and particularly challenging circumstances along the way.  She contributes amazing skills of advance planning and organization that keep many things on track behind the scenes.

Chelsey is also an excellent advisor on the goodness to be found in our communities and province – – from lakes and trails to explore, food-related adventures (restaurants & recipes!) to volunteer opportunities – – she is an enthusiastic source of information.

Congratulations, Chelsey, on five years with Gateway!


Chris Dick

Chris – Congratulations on your outstanding work you’ve done in the past 5 years. We are continually impressed by the results you produce! You play a crucial role in our team and are very well liked by the individuals we support. We look forward to working with you for many more years.

Marie Fehr

Marie consistently demonstrates an unwavering commitment to her work, making her an exceptional member of our staff. She approaches her responsibilities with utmost dedication and never hesitates to go above and beyond to deliver exemplary results. Marie’s strong work ethic is evident through her impeccable attendance record, punctuality, and dependability. She willingly takes on additional tasks and responsibilities, showing a true desire to contribute to the success of our team. Her determination and perseverance enable her to consistently meet deadlines and surpass expectations. Her commitment to professional development is equally impressive, as she consistently seeks opportunities to enhance her skills and knowledge. Overall, Marie’s unwavering commitment to her work and her dedication to personal growth make her an invaluable asset to our organization.

Susan Friesen

Congratulations Susan on your 5 Years!

Susan you are kind, caring, sweet and gentle hearted, which truly is a blessing and it shows in your everyday work. Your listening ears are always ready for everyone around you and for whatever they want to tell you, whether it’s a new exciting story or a problem that needs resolved.

Susan we thank you for all the hard work you do, we look forward to more great years working together.

Caleb Hamm

Caleb Hamm has been a part of the Gateway team for the last 5 years, working overnight awake shifts at 7th Street. Caleb has such a big heart, full of compassion, empathy, and kindness; all traits that make up an awesome DSP, that individuals not only can trust, but also confide in, and respect. Caleb is a very passionate soul, whether that is while working as a DSP, working on a new art project, or simply talking about world issues/politics, Caleb is a joy to have working at 7th Street, and we are very grateful for his time and energy that he puts forward for his job, that is always well done. Thank you Caleb.

Samuel James-Decker

Sam is a reliable team member, always willing to help where needed. He gives his all to supporting the residents he cares for. He is a valuable team member and also gives help with the staffing team whenever the need arises.

The residents that Sam supports know he will help them in any way he can. Sam jokes around with them and can always make them smile.  Thanks Sam for all you do.


Charmaine Jaworenko

Charmaine is a wonderful DSP and coworker. In her time at Gateway, Charmaine has worked in different departments and has a great sense of how each aspect of the company works together and how to utilize that to maximize support she provides. Charmaine is always willing to step up and give a hand to her coworkers and goes above and beyond in  her role. The people she supports and her coworkers trust her and enjoy immensely when she is at the  house- she creates a very comfortable and easy environment for everyone. Charmaine can seem quiet when you first meet her but that is not the case when you get to know her, she has a great sense of humour and brings so much fun to the job. It is an absolute pleasure to have Char as part of the team!

Corinne Kawa

Corinne Kawa has been with Gateway and in the Senior Accountant Role for 5 years.  Her dedication and attention to detail does not go unnoticed or unappreciated as she works with countless numbers, forms, and documents.  Corinne  also serves on the Wellness Committee assisting the group to encourage positivity and wellness in the workplace.  Corinne is an integral part of the team of directors.  Thank you for all the work you do.

Craig Keenan

Craig is a jack of all trades kind of guy. From when he started working on the recycling sort line he has expanded his working skills to driving the 12 passenger van picking up and dropping participants off at their houses each day. When times got tuff after the fire and we were short staffed he was willing to learn the forklift to help keep the day running as smooth as possible.

What I appreciate most about Craig is his easygoing fun personality, not much seems to upset him. Even on days when not much seems to be going right and participants are acting “out of sorts” he puts a smile on his face and says “that’s why we’re here, its about them and to help them figure life out.”

Thanks Craig for all your hard work!

Mike Klassen

Mike – Congratulations on 5 years with Gateway! You have experienced so much in your role as DSP in day program and currently as Community Learning Manager, and you use this experience to teach others around you. You consistently show empathy and respect to the people you support, and you truly care about the wellbeing of others. Your hard work has not gone unnoticed!

Thank you for everything you do Mike!

Krystal Leiding

Krystal brings leadership and knowledge to the life skills team. Krystal always comes to work with a positive attitude and gives her all to support the individuals here in the department. Her experience, efforts, and contributions are greatly appreciated. Thank you for always giving your best! We are grateful for your creativity and innovative thinking. Thank you for bringing fresh ideas and perspectives to the team and the participants! Congratulations on your 5-year anniversary. Every one raise your glasses….haaraahh!

Katherina Thiessen

Kat, you are a great advocate to the people that you support. You always ensure that everyone is cared for to the best of your abilities, and you bring joy and laughter into the lives of those you support. We appreciate the passion and genuine love that you have for your job.  You play a positive role to your team, and you are more than willing to help out your coworkers if they need. You have provided a safe space where staff, and individuals feel warm and comfortable. Thank you for all that you do, Kat.

Anna Wieler

Anna is an amazing asset to have at Gateway Resources.  Anna has been on the Board of Directors and is in the role of  vice-president. Anna is actively involved in a diverse range of community activities and services which is reflected in her visionary approach when providing oversight to the organization. She is a strong advocate for the people Gateway supports to ensure they are living their lives to the fullest potential.  We are grateful for her ability to connect to all people and support the events of Gateway.  Thank you for your dedication and commitment to Gateway.

Janet Dunn

Janet has been an active Board member for 5 years and has been a tremendous resource.  She takes on her role with dedication, grace, and seriousness.  She is a strong supporter of all events and continues to share her strengths with Gateway from a visionary perspective.   Janet is a strong advocate.  We appreciate her strengths, passion and commitment to Gateways vision and mission.  Thank you for your commitment and dedication to Gateway