The Team at Branching Out Support Services aims to offer the highest quality services to families in Dufferin County and beyond. We know this starts with value based leadership, team work and a dedication to putting people first.
We value the dignity and worth of all humans.
We value inclusion and diversity.
We value choice and will empower all members of our community to exercise their choices.
We value open communication and integrity in that communication.
We value high quality service and creative care solutions.
We value community and the importance of relationships.
We value social justice and dedicate ourselves to this cause.
At Branching Out it is our daily responsibility and joy to serve people who have developmental differences and their families. We do this with community, choice and creativity. We are committed to creative care solutions, recreation and social programming, 1:1 support and day programming. Join us as we make our community inclusive for all.
Meet The BOSS Team
Kimberly Van Ryn,
CYW, RYT, BA Human Services
Kim is a child and youth worker who found her true love in developmental services. Her passion for organizing, inclusion and community work are what motivate her. Kim has completed her BA in Human Services at Athabasca University. Kim is a yoga teacher and loves being involved with the community. Kim's professional experiences have allowed her to cultivate many of her life's purposes: leadership, inspiring others and inclusion. Branching Out is not just a job, it's a dream and a future for her.
Sara Clarke, DSW
Sara has many plans for Branching Out Support Services and its future! She has a passion for therapeutic programming, music, learning and is dedicated to promoting inclusion for everyone. Sara has gone back to school to complete her diploma in Developmental Service work and is committed to her ongoing education in personal support, mental health and more! Sara is also the mother of three amazing and beautiful children.
BA Cognitive Psychology and Family Studies
Life Enrichment Manager
Megan has worked with this population since the summer of 2017 and continues to work towards inclusion and creating a safe environment where people can learn, socialize and have fun with their friends. She graduated from the University of Guelph with a BA.Sc with a focus in Cognitive Psychology and Family Studies. She is committed to community work, inclusion, life skills and therapeutic programming. Branching Out has become a dream and she is so excited to be a part of the team that is creating its future.
We believe all humans can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world and THRIVE.
If you are looking to join an energetic, hardworking, committed team send us a resume! We are often looking for dedicated support professionals to work within Branching Out Support Services. Check out the "Get involved" page for more info!
Family Resource Team
We have many other support professional who work with families and individuals in our community on a contract basis. Currently, Aaron, Sarah, Jess, and Tia are out in the field impacting people's lives with their awesome support resources!
Branching Out Support Services provides
creative, community based care for individuals with developmental differences.
A variety of services and opportunities provide choices for people to connect with their passions and participate in activities of their choosing.
The vision of Branching Out Support Services is to provide stable and long term relationships, opportunities, therapeutic service and solutions for individuals in our community regardless of age, race, religious background, sexuality or other barriers they may face in day to day living.
At Branching Out our team values safe relationships, quality service, and fun. When we look towards the future we see an inclusive community that is accepting of all people and we are committed to working towards that vision.