Lorena’s Story

It all started when I came to Canada and worked under the Live-in Caregiver program for two years. After I finished my contract with my employer I had no idea where I would go from there. Many questions went through my mind, and there were so many things I wanted to do in my life.

At first I took any jobs I could get to support my family, which struggled financially. I encountered many challenges along the way, but I come from a family which believes that if you want something bad enough in life you must push yourself beyond your limits and make sacrifices to achieve it.  I decided to set a new goal for myself, and looked for an opportunity to study.

Fortunately the Vancouver Committee for Domestic Workers’ and Caregivers Rights (CDWCR), an organization I have been a member of since arriving here, gave me the chance I needed. I attended one of their workshops and was selected for a full tuition scholarship offered by Drake Medox College.  CDWCR and DRAKE MEDOX supported me in my pursuit of my dreams, and I am now a certified Community Support Worker!


I am forever grateful to my instructors for their inspiration, and to Drake Medox for the opportunity at this scholarship which will forever change my life.  I am already employed and looking forward to many more years in this very rewarding career.

To others in similar positions, I offer you my encouragement to never give up on your goals; for where there is a will, there is always a way!

Contact a Drake Medox College advisor today @ 604 629-0196, and start the next chapter of your own story.

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