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Nuria Lissette Rajo

Nuria has over fifteen years of experience as a Child & Youth Worker. 

She has earned certificates in Community Mental Health at George Brown College, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Dr. Nina Josefowitz, OISE/U OF T/Hincks/Dellcrest), and is currently studying towards a BA in the Child & Youth Care Worker Program, George Brown College, University of Victoria, BC.

For many years, Ms. Rajo has worked with children, youth and adults with a variety of needs and multicultural settings, helping them understand the impact of living with Mental Health issues. She has acquired excellent knowledge and experience in managing challenging and disruptive behavior in a variety of settings.  Ms. Rajo has served on various non-profit organizations, including:

  • Central Toronto Youth Services, Youth Link as a Day Program Counsellor,
  • The Learning Enrichment Foundation, as a Youth Settlement Counsellor,
  • Cassatta Warendale, as residential counselor,
  • The Etobicoke Children Centre-Day Program clinician for Autistic Children
  • Central Toronto Youth Services,
  • Catholic Children’s Aid,
  • Toronto District School Board,
  • She is working currently at the Mennonite New Life Centre as a Mental Health Counsellor, providing individual, couple and family counselling.

Ms. Rajo has facilitated workshops to educate and inform clients regarding refugee claims, the Mental Health Act, ODSP policies and regulations in order to enhance clients’ self-sufficiency.  Her volunteer and community involvement includes:

  • Jane & Finch Legal Clinic, Board member
  • The Salvadorian Association in Canada, secretary  and subsequently,President.
  • Catholic Children Aid Society,  Volunteer
  • The Toronto District School Board, Interpreter

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