Hull Services is proud to present Justin Howse with Hull Services’ third Piitaasaapii Indigenous Leadership Scholarship.
Justin has worked at Hull’s Radisson Group Care Home for almost two years as a Child and Youth Care Counsellor. Justin believes that working in the field of Children’s Mental Health at an Agency like Hull is an important preventative approach towards improving young people’s lives long-term. He says, “Providing youth with a caring, stable environment, around professional caregivers who have their best interest in mind, may be a foreign experience for some of the people we support. But seeing how positively this has affected some of these youth is rewarding, and helps bring passion to my job on a daily basis.”
Justin is currently completing his second year of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, through Queen’s University online. Once he has finished his schooling, Justin plans to continue working with Hull Services to continue to help improve the lives of those who have experienced trauma, specifically Indigenous youth. “I understand that there are many problems facing Indigenous populations, including my own Métis culture, which I would like to assist during my career at Hull Services,” says Justin.
Justin believes the Piitaasaapii Hull Services Indigenous Leadership Scholarship is a great way for the Agency to invest in their Indigenous staff so that Indigenous youth will be better supported. “This scholarship means a great deal to me, as I feel it demonstrates Hull’s commitment to Indigenous staff who are on their journey towards formal education. It has helped me to continue forward in my degree program, not just financially but also confidently, knowing that my workplace appreciates my efforts in attaining my degree,” says Justin.
Congratulations, Justin, and we look forward to your continued support of the Agency and the young people and families we serve.