“My name is Joanne Marcano, and I am a Program Assistant with the Community Networks of Specialized Care, which provides direct complex coordination to adults with developmental disabilities with high supports and complex care needs, or who require appropriate diversion from the Justice System.
In my role, every day is so different. Some days involve attending and coordinating community and provincial meetings, trainings, and education days. Other days involve processing intake forms and following up with clinicians, Developmental Service Ontario and ministry contacts. It’s so rewarding to know that the work I do will impact people facing and working in complex situations.
My favourite part about working at Surrey Place is being the co-lead for the self-mobilized Anti- Racism: Black Cultural Awareness Consulting and Training Group! Earlier this year, this incredible team worked closely with the Executive Team to outline the organization’s commitments and action plans to address anti-Black racism.”Joanne M.