Our Stories

Our Stories

Lianne Boyd

Lianne Boyd graduated at the top of her grade twelve class from Laurier Secondary School. Lianne is well spoken and enthusiastic. She's...

David Dunseith

As a young boy, David experienced difficulties at home and in the community. His involvement with Vanier, including the residential tre...

Ronni-Lyn Ford

If someone were to try to put a human face on the notion of triumphing over adversity, that face would belong to Ronni-Lyn Ford. From a...

Jason Harris

There was no shortage of family love in Jason's childhood, and many hours of his early years were spent in the care of an adoring and p...

Brian Boyd

Former Vanier client Bryan Boyd never thought about what life would be like a decade in the future. In fact, he never even thought abou...

Christine Trachy

I need everyone to know that Madame Vanier makes a difference, I'm living proof!" Christine Trachy is indeed a very deserving recipie...

Richard Wood

Vanier is pleased to honor Richard Wood with the 2005 Roots and Wings award for having achieved a positive outcome in his life as a res...

Jamie Shields

Jamie Shields was in Vanier's off-campus day treatment program when he was seven years old. He participated in assorted groups for the ...

Wendi Waters

"The best advice I can give to someone who's in a lot of trouble both emotionally and physically," says Wendi Waters, "is to ask for he...

Maryanne Smith

"When your child says "I want to die", it's awful. It's the worst thing in the world," says Maryanne Smith. That day in grade three w...

Tanner Smith

Tanner Smith became a Vanier client in the year 2000 - when he was only 5 years old.  Over the next decade, he participated in Ear...