PLEASE LEAVE YOUR TESTIMONIALS
JOSHUA (Tuesday, 04 February 2020 13:27)
My thoughts on the program are really good. I think just on my spare time I would come back and just help out. At first I didn’t like it but then I realized that this is benefiting me and my future
and that’s when I grew on the reach out committee. I feel like i matured as a young man and I would definitely tell others about my experience and make them in and try it out. Overall this was a good
experience and i would really come back just to volunteer for school or maybe just for fun.
Donella (Thursday, 19 December 2019 13:30)
I must take a minute to let you know how much you are appreciated. You have done so much in the community. The children party was amazing. The toys my grandchildren received were out of this world. I
had the opportunity to speak to a few volunteers and they all echo the same sentiments. "YOU ARE THEIR ANGEL". You even had something for the parents.
Thanks again Angela!
William Barrera (Saturday, 07 December 2019 18:12)
I just want to say thank you for giving me the opportunity to do my placement at Reachout Committee., I learned so much while at Reachout, especially while spending time at the court house. I was
able to meet various individuals and learned about their involvement with the Criminal Justice System. I was able to develop good communication and writing skills, while working at the agency. While
outreaching for the agency, I met some wonderful individuals who are interested to find out more about our agency. I also met other individuals who were not too keen about our agency. Nonetheless, it
was a great learning experience for me. I personally enjoyed getting involved in promoting the agency’s activities throughout the year – Walk for Peace in the summer and Dinner with Santa.
Personally, I want to express my gratitude to all of you, for taking the time to provide me with the support and guidance needed when I’m feeling overwhelmed with school, and life in general. It was
very nice to know that I can confide and solicit your advice.
Thank you again, and wish you the very best,
Wish you the best
Z.M. (Monday, 24 June 2019 12:36)
I, Z.M. have gained and learned a lot about anger management here at Reachout Committee. I have developed new skills and ways to control anger, stress and time. I have also done a lot of community
service hours. In the future I will use the skills and knowledge about anger management to stay out of similar situations. The staff here at Reachout Committee were really professional at what they
do and helped me a lot.
H. (Thursday, 23 May 2019 10:05)
Reachout has been of great help to me. All the counselors here are very patient and co-operative. They help you understand the situation well and help you overcome the fears or negativity surrounding
the situation. I am leaving here on a very positive note. I am more self-aware and motivated to look at the brighter side of life.
Thank you Roxanna and Angela for all your support. Keep doing the good work and help the society in the same way.
I.B. (Monday, 13 May 2019 10:29)
You guys are doing wonderful. Keep going and keep helping people.
Harmin (Thursday, 07 March 2019 13:01)
It was a great experience working with all the counsellors at Reachout as they were very helpful and understanding. No one here judges you which makes you feel comfortable talking to them. I have
learnt a lot through these sessions and I have seen a change by implementing the lessons in my life. I will definitely recommend Reachout’s services to anyone who needs them. Thank You!!
JAS (Thursday, 28 February 2019 15:57)
Very positive experience, learned a lot about myself and how to respect yourself. All the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. One-on-one experience with the counsellor are more helpful
because you can openly share whatever you want with your counsellor. Most important thing I’ve learned here was how to make positive decisions in certain situations. Also what I have learned here can
be a good learning experience for me in the world and I can take things that I have learned with me to the outside world and use them as they can impact me. Learned more things about myself that I
did not know like values and beliefs.
M.M. (Tuesday, 26 February 2019 13:00)
I met some great individuals at the Reachout Committee. Keep up the fantastic work!
SP (Tuesday, 26 February 2019 10:14)
I came into this program with a fear of unknown. I was skeptical that instead of this program helping me, it will change me without my permission. The program will be designed to pick on my flaws and
use that against me. However, I kept an open mind before starting my first session. I felt so welcomed and accepted here which led me to clear my mind every time I was here and talk without putting
any filter on myself.
I looked forward to coming here and letting my thoughts out. I was heard and helped without showing me that I needed help. I was made to feel confident of who I have become and was carefully
explained how my actions have a bigger impact to my life than I imagined.
This program also convinced me that there are resources out there and there are people out there that genuinely want to help others. It’s not their job but it’s what they passionately do as part of
I also learnt that once you keep an open mind before sharing something once scarred you and you come here to actually learn and enjoy the experience of it, you will not regret it. The process becomes
easier. You become more confident in yourself that you will be able to achieve anything by following through the process it takes to get there. Experiences with this program has been pleasant enough
to allow me to think that way.
Sonia (Tuesday, 26 February 2019 10:12)
Since I have been doing the program, I learned to take care of myself first I learned to love myself and to be a stronger person. I never thought that counselling can be so much help and therapy for
myself. It has helped me physically, emotionally, and mentally. I am a different person for myself and others. When I want to make a decision now, it is based on me, my kids and my husband and I
don’t think about what others say. My husband and my kids have noticed a big change in me on the way I talk and the way I act.
Thank you so much for your support and helping me through this difficult time in my life!
R. (Wednesday, 21 November 2018 12:51)
My experience here has been pretty motivational. The support I received has pushed me to do better. The people here are very kind, welcoming, and helpful. It makes me want to participate and get
involved in helping others. I benefit from the advice given to me by the counsellors. I enjoy having a helping hand when I do need guidance. I am extremely thankful for getting the help needed.
N.K. (Tuesday, 30 October 2018 12:52)
I have no words to explain how Reachout has helped me to feel comfortable in this situation. Before I started my counselling with them, I was feeling alone but as the sessions went on, they helped me
to feel more and more comfortable to stand in this situation. They taught me the moral of life. They taught me ways to make my life better. At the end I only can say that Reachout is the temple
blessed with God's special ones who help the people in difficult situations
MAX (Tuesday, 02 October 2018 14:01)
I’ve had a great experience with the counselling sessions. Throughout my program the instructors/counsellors were the best part of the program. The actually care about your situation and what you
have to say and so, overall, the sessions exceeded my expectations and made me a better individual. I will always be thankful for this short period of time.
KEVIN (Wednesday, 25 July 2018 14:45)
December 10, 2011
Reflecting in Reach-out
During my weeks at Reach-out committee, I have reviewed and learned techniques that will help me to control my anger. As I carefully observed their work with the attendees, Reach-out uses a simple
step by step method to ensure their process reaches a desired end.The first step is to understand the problem within. They have taken the liberty to ask the attendees in their program why they are
here and what is the main problem they feel is happening in their life. Once the subject has given their background story, Reach-out was able to generate thoughts and ideas that the attendees would
discuss to find an answer. In this case, they would have to ask us what we could have done better and how we would approach in a similar event. In ways to allow us to do better, Reach-out emphasizes
that emotions should not be controlled over our social interaction. The reason being is that when a person is angry, they would express their rage by yelling and shouting to another. They have
explained studies that people will not think properly and face consequences to their
actions. Rather than attacking the person with verbal thoughts or actually physically hurting the person, it is best to express how you feel towards the person who made you feel upset. Letting the
person know your rage in a calm manner is a mature way of handling situations. To end with, Reach-out has helped my problems by exploring the possibilities I could do without leading to rage or act
in violence. I personally thank them for their time and effort they have done for me; I would recommend this organization for those who are in need.
FIA (Wednesday, 23 May 2018 11:00)
I love the program. It helped me a lot. I learn from it to motivate myself and it will take me a long way in life. I would recommend it to someone else. I met a lot of people. Staff were very good
and I love it. Thank you to Reachout again.
Michael Hartley (Wednesday, 25 April 2018 14:19)
Very nice people very helpful and I completed my Community hours And got off all my charges that’s for the opportunity To work with your guys
Satisfied client (Saturday, 21 April 2018 07:16)
Hi Angela.. thanks for the letter..court accepted everything and I received a discharge
G.S (Wednesday, 18 April 2018 13:11)
Yes, I got so many good reflections here at this program. It’s changing my behaviour, how I behave to another person. How to complete your goals, targets. How to communicate with other people, girls,
kids. I like this program. I learn here so many new things. How to handle situations in bad times. Avoiding drugs, party people, and negative persons. I will tell everything regarding this program.
If someone, my friends facing this situation. I like all of my counseling sections. It’s interested and I always remember all that what I have learned.
Jenn M. (Wednesday, 28 March 2018 11:12)
Completing my student placement at REACHOUT was a great experience.I got to learn from hands on experience that I would not have gotten from another organization. From creating documents,
questionnaires and programs to offer to one-on-one counselling sessions, as well as fundraising and hosting events for the REACHOUT organization. Attending court for observation and outreach was
another rewarding experience. I got to learn what the court process is like, write reports and provide outreach to prospective clients and match them with services offered at REACHOUT.
Angela is an amazing person inside and out. She is honest, trustworthy, easy to talk to and very fair. She will assign tasks and if you're struggling she will help you along so you learn. When you
make a mistake, she'll tell you about it but also help you learn from it so it won't happen again. If you show the potential as well as the skills, she will give you your own clients to do
counselling sessions with.
I have learned so much from Angela and the REACHOUT Committee. Even though I am done my placement I am still volunteering with the organization to gain experience and practice my skills.
Thank you Angela for everything you have done for me. Thank you for believing in me and providing me an opportunity to grow as a Social Worker. Thank you for all you have taught me and all you will
continue to teach me!!!
MAH D (Wednesday, 28 March 2018 10:28)
The first day I walked in to this place, I did not know that this will change my life so dramatically. Reachout program let me take out all the things in my heart and get over my anger problem. Maybe
if I had not attended this program, I would have done the same mistakes over and over. Now I know how important my own life is, and especially my wife and kids. This program helped me to be a
different person. I think, if I had attended this program somewhere in the past, definitely the circumstances would have been different. I mind my own business now and do not bother anyone anymore.
Orlagh (Tuesday, 27 March 2018 15:30)
Nearing the end of my time at Reachout Committee has resulted in me reflecting over the challenges, changes and rewards that I have experienced during my fourth and final placement opportunity.
This was a great experience for me, as I got to be independent, take part in the court system and learn how to make detailed, professional court reports. I developed questionnaires for numerous
programs Reachout offers, had the chance to outreach with people from various backgrounds and ages, I participated in counselling sessions and I also got to make great connections with my supervisor
and peers. I also enjoyed the event planning and fundraising aspect of this job, giving it a well-rounded opportunity for development, growth and adapting skills.
Angela was always very good about letting me know when I was doing a great job, which I greatly appreciated as a soon to be social worker. She would also give me feedback for areas of improvment,
which challenged me to work hard, do my best and push myself to see my strengths. She allowed be to be independent and responsible, which drove me, filled me, and gave me the confidence boost to give
it my all. I also couldn't be more grateful that Angela provided me with food and household items she had in stock, as I am a student who lives away from home, so that was an added perk.
Reachout Committee is definitely the most challenging placement I've had, but in a way that's grown me, and further developed my communication skills, my motivation and my calling to be in social
I recommend Reachout Committee as a good place for students to do their placements at, so long as they don’t shy away from hard work, are up for a challenge and respond positively to constructive
criticism. I also recommend Reachout to anyone who needs counselling, hours, program completion or volunteer experience.
Thank you for everything Angela, you haven't got rid of me just yet! ;)
GURB (Wednesday, 21 February 2018 12:19)
Good program very helpful, teachers are very polite with good knowledge.
Very good program, concentrated on the right issues which happened in daily life.
Learn positive things to keep myself also positive in life.
This program will help all people who are going through situations which they
cannot get help, so everybody who are in this kind of situations should
seek help from Reachout.
HAPPY CLIENT (Wednesday, 14 February 2018 14:30)
Thanks to REACHOUT I feel I am now better equipped to deal with future conflicts healthily. I learned to tackle my emotions directly instead of looking for methods to forget about my problems (eg.
Drugs). I learned to be more mindful of the reasoning behind the actions of other individuals and use that to deal with conflicts appropriately and avoid impulse decisions. I realized how much
talking to someone helps. I learned to have faith that good people still exist. I learned to identify negative factors that cause problems for me easier. I learned new strategies for coping with rage
and intense anger. Helped me to look at the bigger picture and contemplate the consequences of my actions.
F.A. (Thursday, 23 November 2017 17:10)
Few weeks ago when I came here, I was upset, reserved and a quiet person. I thought its useless exercise to spend almost four hours in travelling only. But, gradually I started realizing that this
was one of the most wonderful experiences of my life that I met such nice, loving, caring and supporting people, who are trying to help me out to overcome my setbacks, and bringing out my real self.
I gained confidence, self-respect, peace of mind, during this time. Today when it’s my last session I am a happy, light hearted, relaxed, calm person who can stand up for herself. I really want to
thank all of you amazing people who brings out so much change in my behaviour, in my life not only for today but for all the years to come. Thanks and lots of love to REACHOUT team. Hope we will
continue to meet in the future. Best regards and love always.
Vic (Tuesday, 21 November 2017 16:17)
During my time at Reachout I was lucky to have the support of the staff. I felt they genuinely cared about me and wanted to see me better myself. I learned alot about myself and my emotions and the
importance of loving myself. I understand the things that causes my anger and i have learnt to keep my anger in check. The program helped lessen my everyday stress from driving. I let things go and
move on which I was not able to do before. I learned that i need to love myself and realize the consequences of my actions (what will this mean for me) So I can keep out of trouble also to put myself
in other people shoes. I need to take everyday and make it better , this and loving myself are the most important things if I want to see improvement in my life. I really do want to live a long HAPPY
LIFE with all the things that go with it.
Matt (Tuesday, 21 November 2017 12:45)
I had a great time it was always fun and motivating and it truly did help me with my situation because if I never came here I would still be dwelling on it. Now I realize I am the one who is better
off no matter what
S.H (Friday, 17 November 2017 12:56)
The program helped me with anger management skills, social skills and also helped me find out things about myself that I never knew. Everyone at Reachout is super nice, supporting and easy to talk
to. I enjoyed my time at Reachout.
G (Thursday, 16 November 2017 13:39)
I had a great experience with Reachout as they have some of the most friendliest people working there that I have come across in recent times. The program was also successful with me as I learnt
things that I did not know before. I am glad that I chose Reachout Committee to take my program at and I do not regret it at all!!!
PENNY (Tuesday, 22 August 2017 13:16)
Would like to thank you for including us on Sunday it was fantastic We all felt welcome and had a blast Awesome job you are truely loved by all and i could see the love they all have for you and
speaking to some of them you are the best they love you as you do with all your heart We need more people like you in this community
As i said if you ever need help please let me know we would love to contribute to the work you do you are amazing
Thank you so much again for welcoming us
G.B (Tuesday, 15 August 2017 13:34)
Before this program, I believe I knew it all.
I’ve never been in a position like this before, wrongfully accused, lied on, and my
name as well as reputation was being dragged through the dirt. This program
became my light when I was looking down that dark tunnel.
I found a place and someone trust worthy enough for me to pour my heart to. I was able to develop strategies to deal with not only similar situations but everyday
obstacles we meet in life. My only regret is that the sessions should be longer.
KR (Tuesday, 16 May 2017 11:50)
As a volunteer Youth Worker I learned to mentor and tutor black adolescences. I often tutored students in English, grammar, time management and organizational skills.
Through mentoring, I assisted these youths in developing their social, communication, and teamwork skills.
As part of my responsibilities, I would counsel many of the youths in anger management, substance abuse, sexual education, and various personal matters. I also make myself available for any questions
about university and the programs I was enrolled in.
As a group I would facilitate various community forums wherein we would attempt to problem solve the various concerns within the black community. This provided a round-table for many of the
adolescences to voice their opinions and feel apart of the public, ultimately promoting self-advocacy skills.
I learned that through cooperative learning skills, patience, and honest conversations many students can overcome difficult obstacles if given the appropriate and safe environment.
It is essential to foster and establish trust, confidence, and faith when building relationships with young people. This was a lesson that I try to incorporate with every young person with whom I
developed a relationship.
Through this experience, I forged long lasting relationships and built trust amongst the younger members. Moreover, I have incorporated the lessons learned from this experience in my classroom
G.R. (Friday, 05 May 2017 14:59)
Reachout did an excellent job in dealing with my situation. They thought me how to listen, how to be calm and also to defuse any situation, how to speak to my family with respect so they could show
back respect to me, how to love my wife compassionately.
The teaching at Reachout changed my way of thinking and dealings of people. My goals are in line and I do feel better about myself with a sharper focus and aim.
I would definitely recommend my family and friends to Reachout Program, and I thank them for helping me through my difficult and challenging period.
Thank you Reachout
PM Gray (Monday, 27 March 2017 19:33)
I completed my placement at Reachout Committee during my time with National Academy of Health & Business, I had the most amazing experience working for Reachout.
Volunteering at Reachout Committee has helped me build my self confidence and my counselling
skills, working with Reachout I was able to work as a professional person and was able to take feedback from my boss Angela for my self improvement. With Reachout I was able to work directly
with youth and older adults which allows me to develop meaningful relationship with the clients and provides positive influence with all the clients I came into contact with.
I learned so much from Angela, she is a very hard worker and she loves people, she gives them 100% of her self and time to everyone, very wonderful person may God continue to Bless her and provide
for her Love you Angie.
Jason Hill (Friday, 10 March 2017 19:29)
Reach out committee has supported me and I am grateful for this. What they give back to the community is strength and a connection for all . It's an honour to have been apart of the impact being
made. I also want to say thank you for so much passion and dedication ! You are truly amazing.
Jordan S (Wednesday, 01 March 2017 09:57)
Reach our gave me a place to gain volunteer hours for school while discovering the true meaning of giving back to a community. I have never met such an amazing and selfless person like Angela Thorpe,
executive director of Reachout. She is constantly working hard and will do whatever is needed to help you succeed. Angela always puts her volunteers and her community ovee her self, and it shows at
the annual fundraisers.
Thank you Angela Thorpe for always being there for me!
Ameerah Lopez (Tuesday, 28 February 2017 12:25)
Angela Thorpe, executive director of Reachout, is an outgoing, dynamic, hard working individual that has been a pleasure to work with. I have known Angela for over seven years and she has taught me
the value of dedication and hard work. From the Walk for Peace to the annual Christmas dinners and Back to School BBQ, Reachout has taught me the necessity to provide support to our troubled youth in
the community reaching out to them when the society has rejected and stigmatized them. As a Reachout member I learned to help coordinate these activities, soliciting donations from corporate sponsors
for all our events. The students appreciate the dynamics of our organisation as they try to obtain community service hours. It is a pleasure to watch this organisation grow from year to year and I
truly appreciate Angela for all her efforts.
Jafari (Tuesday, 28 February 2017 06:30)
As a Social Service Worker In practice, the Most High had a placement for me during my college year. In 2010, Reachout Committee welcomed me with open arms, and gave me the platform to develop hands
on as a professional. Angela had many programs in place, which made it easy for me to apply my knowledge and tools that was required to work in a social system. Social systems, weren't always easy,
but I've gained all the necessary training to manage complex environments because of Reachout. It took a short time for my courage level to excel, thanks to Angela. Now I have the willpower to face
and conquer all social challenges, no matter the level or circumstances.
We know the youth population has it's up and downs due to social, systemic and political structures, but despite that Angela always had compassion for that population, which is an essential attribute
in the social work field. I was so honoured to have such developments passed on to me, whereas my level of growth cognitively is now at an all time high.
Thanks Too Angela For giving me the opportunity to conduct intakes and assessments, going to court with the goal to provide services to our youth trapped in the judicial system, performing outreach
duties dealing with many donors who respects and appreciates the Reachout Mission, going to schools throughout the GTA and providing community hour opportunities for students, and facilitating
workshops and forums for yearly events.
Angela...... Your ground work is a true representation of "It Takes A Community To Raise A Child" and I am blessed to have experienced the outlets you have built to allow me and many others to become
professionals at its best.
7 year later in my career working with clients as an Evening Support Worker for Addictions and Mental Health and a Child and Youth Worker.
Thank You For Being There �
Teddy B (Monday, 27 February 2017 23:26)
Reach out is the best experience you can take part of. Changed who I am in the long run. If you get the opportunity to donate your time to Angela and her team, I highly advise it!
Rachel (Monday, 27 February 2017 11:07)
I completed my placement at Reachout Committee during my third year of university and had the most amazing experience. Volunteering at Reachout helped me build so many skills that are essential for
working with youth, a career path that I am passionate about. I was able to grow as a person and professional, and received meaningful feedback and guidance from Angela every step of the way. Angela
provided me with practical, hands on experience working with youth that I wouldn't have been able to get elsewhere as a student. I was able to work directly with youth by conducting intake and needs
assessments, which allowed me to develop meaningful relationships with the clients at Reachout. I was also able to attend court on many occasions, which was a very exciting experience that really
taught me a lot. Attending court definitely expanded my understanding of the court process, and allowed me to build meaningful connections in the field. I was able to observe court cases and
understand how Reachout can best serve our clients.
I learned so much working alongside Angela - she is such a hard worker and her passion and dedication to the youth that she works with cannot be understated. Even after completing my 100 hours of
placement, I continued my involvement with Reachout because the work that Angela is doing is so important. Angela is doing amazing work at Reachout, and is truly benefiting so many lives.
I am forever grateful to Angela and all that she has taught me, and for guiding me every step of the way during my time at Reachout. I will never forget all of the many life lessons that she has
taught me. Angela, you are an amazing person and your tireless commitment to improving the well-being of others is so admirable. Thank you for all that you have done for me and taught me! You
continue to inspire me as I pursue a career working with youth, and I am motivated to follow in your footsteps!
I. DALEY (Monday, 27 February 2017 09:54)
I did my Child and Youth Work placement with ReachOut back in 2011. It really was an incredible learning experience for me! My favourite part was the hands on experience Angela allowed myself and the
other students to have. Alot of other agencies don't give students such experiences. I enjoyed going to court and reaching out to the youth and their parents. Sitting and hearing their cases was
exciting to me because it allowed me to gain more knowledge about the court system but mostly about them. Seeing clients that I have referred to reachout from court, actually come in to the office
was a sign that my help, the help of Reachout was needed and accepted. Angela gave me a chance to grow and learn all while making mistakes along the way.
Besides my experience as a student being a positive one Angela is an amazing human being. Seriously! It's rare that you find someone who cares so much about making a difference in the lives of our
youth, especially in today's society! Her hard work dedication endless work hours should never go unnoticed! YOU ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED ANGELA! Thank you for all you have done and all you continue
Reniesha (Saturday, 25 February 2017 22:05)
Omg where should I start!!!?? I did my placement at reachout committee and I am glad I got the chance to, although it's not a big organization trust me 0Angela makes big moves to help every and
anyone that she comes incontact with.I started out as a placement student not knowing I would become a client, and I say this without being shameful because I was/am satisfied with the help I
received and still is receiving no matter how small it was/is. When I got pregnant and my family threw me out Angela was the only mother figure I could talk to seeing that most of my family members
were back home including my mom. She gave me some very good advice reassuring me that everything was gonna be ok and I would get through my phrase in due time. Being a single mom and a new-comer to
Canada my options and resources were kinda limited I was confused and was just in a bad place. None the less, she made sure that I got my food supplies, pampers etc which I was/am truly grateful for.
Without the help of reachout I don't know how would I have survived. I can tell you this Angela stopped a lot of hungry days for me! And I just want to say continue to do the best you can I know your
changing lives each and every day. Thank you Angela and Reachout Committee.
Richmar M. (Wednesday, 22 February 2017 18:02)
The Reachout Committee is a wonderful community based organization, and I had the great priveledge of being part of it.
The organization's works and what it does for the community is beyond amazing; from assissting individuals and families through multiple aspects such as providing basic needs (food, clothing, etc.),
mentoring, counselling, or even just and open ear to listen.
Reachout provides various opportunities to ALL members of the community through their daily tasks and activities to annual events they hold.
As a former student working with Reachout, I was exposed to the reality of our social, and justice system and all the individuals who are impacted. I was given the opportunity to work with
individuals in need, especially the youth; which at times was an emotional "roller-coaster", but in the end of it all, a rewarding feeling that is greatly unexplainable.
With this organization, I was able to expand the opportunities and lives of others, including my own. Reachout has allowed positive growth in myself and future endeavors.
Angela has one of the biggest hearts I know, and does everything she can to make POSITIVE change for others!
Thank you Angela for your mentorship, knowledge, and all you do for the community. It has truly been an honour to work with you and the organization.
Your Friend Always,
Trullian (Wednesday, 22 February 2017 17:30)
Reachout Committee is a very great agency with a wonderful staff. I spend almost a year at this great organization learning how to be there for people who can't be there for themselves, helping
others realizes their strength and weaknesses and also preparing different events and to see the smile on everyone faces when each event is over. My time there was well spent and thank you Angela for
helping be a better person in society.... I really appreciate your knowledge and how you impact my life moving forward....I wish you more growth and more success with your great idea if giving back
to the community.
Ruchi (Monday, 20 February 2017 11:46)
Reachout committee is a great organization. It has helped a number of families including mine. It gave me an opportunity to meet all of the wonderful people that only try to help others. I would like
to give special thanks to Angela for the outstanding work and Time she has put in for all of the communities across Canada. Anjela is very kind lady real heart and soul that always willing to help
others so does her family always helping us.
she loves what she does and puts in all her effort which is exactly what other people should do. Everyone should be helping like Angela.
Anjela is real Blessings .Thank you sooo much for always being there Angela I would have never known about reachout committe if it was not for you please.
GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY ALWAYS.
LOVE YOU ALWAYS ANJELA
God bless you Anjela to you and your Family always.
Diana (Sunday, 19 February 2017 13:39)
Anyone who knows Angela can agree that she is the most selfless, kind hearted, hardworking person you will ever meet. She goes above and beyond for everyone and always does her best to make sure she
is making a positive impact on the lives of other. Her drive and dedication is greatly shown through the events and services provided by the organization. She is an amazing role model and is a great
example of a leader.
Edward (Saturday, 18 February 2017 23:22)
Angela Thorpe is a very kind hearted and caring individual.
She and her team at Reach out are all very selfless and committed to the caring and problem solving of youth.
I want to personally thank her for the role the reach out comittee played in my personal battle.
God bless you Angela and thank you ReachOut Comitteee members.
Tiffany Nagee (Saturday, 18 February 2017 16:36)
Miss Thorpe always has her doors and heart open. She is selfless and has a heart of gold. I remember going to Miss Thorpe many times with my questions and concerns and never was she too busy to
answer and give me advice. I've known Miss Thorpe for 15 years plus and she's never stopped giving back to her community she's a clear example of humanity and good grace at its best. With Gods good
grace I hope God continues to bless her and keep her. Amen
Tiffany Nagee (Saturday, 18 February 2017 16:14)
Last year it was difficult to hold down a job. My illness which is Bipolar disorder had a hold over my life. I had no control over anything in my life it was spiralling out of control. I started
making God a priority and I was making the effort to pray and I started taking my medication on a regular basis. Later that year I found a job I've been working there for over a year and I'm going on
5 years with no hospitalizations God is good.
Terri (Saturday, 18 February 2017 14:06)
I would like to thank Angela and Reachout Committee for the instrumental role they have played in my life. I was introduced to this committee over 5years ago through my placement and have remained
active in all the community outreach programs, back to school bbq, and yearly Christmas dinner just to name a few ever since. Being involved with this committee has afforded me the opportunity to
learn and understand more about the justice system by being present in a courtroom settings on multiple occasions. I was also able to provide assistance to youths through one on one and group
facilitation. Angela has always maintained an open door policy with her interns and clients which has created a very warm and welcoming environment for everyone who has come in contact with reachout.
I feel truly blessed to be apart of this committee because i have witnessed first hand how many lives it has positively impacted through the services offered. Angela is able to build rapports with
the youths by letting them know she is always there for them. Thank you Reachout Committee for playing such an instrumental role in our community. So many lives are impacted daily through Angela's
generosity and warmth! I am proud to be apart and to know Angela! Thanks. T
Chirag P (Saturday, 18 February 2017 13:58)
After meeting Anglea and taking part of the reach out committe I have learned many lessons and key goals that help me on daily routines. Angela has made me realize a lot of things and has guided me
through rough times that most people would not due in the present times we live in. Just knowing someone like Angela is always there devoting her time towards helping many people from the community
to also being a role model for many young adults is amazing. Angela has helped me achieve many goals that I set which is why she is the person I can believe will always help to the fullest, all the
positive vibes she brings is what truly people need to have around them. I have only known Angela for few years and through out these few years I could always depend on Angela for help for anything
from school to real life advice. Angela is a family member and a friend in both. Angela is execellent at what she does, for many and I thank her for this so much because she loves what she does and
puts in all her effort which is exactly what other people should do. Everyone should be more like Angela, its a blessing. Thanks for always being there Angela I would have never known about reach out
committe if it wasn't for you. Thanks
Sarah Aljuboori (Saturday, 18 February 2017 13:38)
Reachout committee was my first volunteer experience. Angela or should I call her an angel. She was my mentor to become an active Canadian citizen. I learned from Angela the importance of volunteer
and giving back to the community. Angela was my second mother, a very loving woman that help youth to gain confidence, learn to help other people, and become great leaders. I will forever be thankful
towards Angela and all the great things she had taught me, which made me who I am today.
Ricardo (Saturday, 18 February 2017 13:31)
I have been a part of Reachout for over a decade now (though not as active as I used to be) but from the very beginning with Freestyle Fridays, the Thorpe house was always a fun and welcoming place
to go and discuss subjects that mattered to us youth and affected us on many levels including emotionally, spiritually, mentally, etc. I don't think I've ever encountered anyone who cares about the
youth as much as Angela Thorpe. She is a most passionate advocate and positive example for our youth. Reachout has come so far and achieved so much since it's inception. I'm proud to be a part of
such an influencial and growing organization
K. Lawrence (Saturday, 18 February 2017 12:59)
Angela Thorpe is very blessed women. I love her and I thank her for always being there and helping me, and supporting me in any and everyway for over 10 years. Words can't explain the love I have for
this blessed women who i would do anything for, she is more than a friend she is like a mother to me. I know that the work she does for me and for all the youth out there and young adults, the
support she gives, strong words of encouragement, she does it all from the heart with love; and that's what really matters most. That's why when you come to her for help and advice, you don't have to
worry or doubt she is doing this all from her heart and she will do whatever she can to help, that's why the vibe is always positive and blessed, everyone around her is happy and smiling. Continue
doing your beautiful work and stay strong. Thank you very much , I love you and God bless.
Barbara (Saturday, 18 February 2017 12:57)
Being in contact with the reachoutt committee has served me very well personally , academically and professionally. It is a great organization where one can see improvement in themselves and the
society we live in. I have close to reachoutt for over 6 years . I have recommended this organization to my two younger siblings and friends interested in being involved in the community or wanting
to complete some volunteering / placement for highschool/ college/ university students . Angela is professional yet personal and great facilitator who has helped me alot
Nicole (Friday, 17 February 2017 18:19)
If anyone looking for a placement for school, Reachout is the perfect place! it has great community base and court base, if that's something that you are looking for. Since being with Reachout I
learned so much about the court system, truly grateful for all the knowledge that Angela gave me. Without Reachout I don't believe that it would have been possible for me to require the job that I
have today as a court reporter. I would like to thank Angela for believing in me and always being someone that I can trust and talk too.
Thank you soo much Angela, your the best :)
AP (Friday, 17 February 2017 13:52)
Anyone considering participating in Anger management program or partner abuse program should not hesitate joining for even a moment. Once you start the sessions, you will notice improvements in your
life right away. Reachout Committee has professionals who are expert in this area and has a tremendous amount of experience working with folks from all kinds of backgrounds. This helps to keep the
sessions as productive as possible - with the right blend of tools and study. Professional providing opportunity to better understand how to deal with their anger, in what situations might it arise
and what methods work best for them in handling those scenarios. The sessions is for everyone, whether anger is an issue for you or not. Once you start the sessions you will realize the rewards are
truly invaluable. It helped me to learn how to deal with my anger. Instead of just bursting at the seams and letting it all out, I have learned how to control it and not make a situation any worse
than it already is. I have also used what I have learned in other areas of my life. I would highly recommend Reachout committee to anyone looking to make a lasting change in this area in their life.
DEV (Wednesday, 18 January 2017 12:50)
One thing I have learned throughout my four years of high school is giving back to your own community. Being a part of Reachout Committee allowed me to do just that. This is a non-profit,
volunteer-based organization, speaking up to the conflicts and violence that the African Canadian youth community. I took the initiative and decided to volunteer at Reachout Committee during the
summer of 2014-2015. I was chosen for the summer recruitment program and I was delighted for this opportunity because even if it was just for a few hours per week, I was directly making a positive
impact to those in my community.
Volunteering at Reachout Committee came with many tasks and provided me with room to improve upon many skills. I learned many new expertise such as organizing files, filing papers, sending e-mails to
convince major businesses to sponsor, and organizing many events. One of those events being the “2015 Community Back to School Barbecue.” I was given various tasks and I accomplished each one to the
best of my abilities. I learned how to send out convincing e-mails to various businesses and I got a major sponsor, Crayola, to donate crayons for all the kids. I made appealing posters to advertise
this event and attracted many people to donate or come show their support at the event. Further, I helped make backpacks for all the 35 children that were participating in this event and accomplished
my goal of giving back to our community. My commitment to Reachout Committee was shown as I helped follow through this project until the very end. Moreover, this experience demonstrates my leadership
and willingness to provide a service for others.
I have learned so much from this fulfilling experience, but my biggest achievement was bringing a smile to the faces of those youths we helped out during the event. Many in our community exist in
poverty and unemployment, hence helping create an event where I knew I was making a difference gave me happiness. There is still much work to be done to help those struggling in today's population
and in the future, I hope to be part of more events like this.
Khalil (Thursday, 12 January 2017 10:16)
Reachout has helped me in a number of ways. When I first came in I was very angry, Insecure, and frankly didn't see the need for help. Reachout has helped me identify certian things that were
haunting me for years, in just a few weeks. Everyone here is very uplifting. Even when working you don't even feel like you are working because of the atmosphere here. The sessions I was fortunate
enough to participate in helped me create ways to cope with my anger, and helped me figure out that everyone has moments of weakness. Although my sessions are now over. I can't thank Paulette and
Angela enough for the constant help, uplifting atmosphere, and great smiles they give everytime I came. Doing this program changed the way I think, and who I have become.
Thank you again,
c.g.s (Thursday, 24 November 2016 15:15)
I just wanted to say thank you to every single person working here at reachout. i have been coming here for almost 4 years now. i find everyone is extremly friendly and helpfull, some how no matter
what the problem is the team at reach out is able to adress it. they do some amazing work here and they are truely incredible at. angela has helped at least 5 friends of mine out in the last 2
thank you angela and the rest of the reachout team for eveything you guys have done for me over the years
Adams (Monday, 20 June 2016 16:21)
Dear Reachout and Angela.
I would like to extend my gratitude not only to the Reachout community but also to Angela for providing an environment and an opportunity for individuals like myself to strive at. Through working
with Reachout I have realized the effects a decision can have on people as well as affecting them in a good way being able to help individuals who are in need .In the community helps need give a
strong sense of pride as well as appreciation for myself. To see the difference we can make in ourselves and also our community is an experience that words can’t really describe.
Thank you Angela & Reachout
Sincerely, Mr. Adams
S.S (Thursday, 19 May 2016 17:56)
Thank you Angela and Valerie for all the help you've given me and for everything you've taught me. The other day my mom told me she noticed good changes in me and I have to thank you for that and
give you credit. What I've learned from our sessions has helped me a lot and I will apply what I've learned for the rest of my life.
Sebastian Szydlak (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:55)
Before being introduced to the reach Out committee, I was constantly lying and not listening to the people older than me. In the program I was introduced to Angela, who by the way is an amazing woman
she is not only caring but she helps you out when you dont know how to do something she would tell you and show how to do it. The reach out program has helped me change and and start from the
beginning as a new person.
Tina Le (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:36)
Before coming to Reach Out committee, I've got to be honest, I never did like volunteering. I was very nervous the first time I walked through the door. I didn't know I what to expect. Let me tell
you, Angela has made me feel so welcomed. I don't even think of it as volunteering any more. I love coming in to help out. This environment is so friendly, being myself is definitely not a problem.
To add to that, each time I visit, I learn something new, how great is that!! Thank you Angela for giving me this opportunity. It really shows me that I can actually make a difference, one visit at a
Alex (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:35)
Entry logged on Tuesday, 05 January 2016
Thank you having such a nice Christmas party for all the kids. You made everyone feel warm and welcomed. All the sponsers deserve a big thank you, they did an amazing job. A special thanks to your
team who executed putting everything together nicely. The food was amazing! Aria would also like to thank you for her gifts! She is super excited and thankful for them! You truly have made the kids
Christmas's special with the gifts you gave.
Alexandra and Aria
Turrell (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:35)
Entry logged on Monday, 09 March 2015 13:28
The Reach Out Committee has been helping me become a better citizen of the community for about 4-5 years now, and if theirs something to be said about this organization it has to be that it is one of
the few places that brings a sense of community and belonging from the second someone walks through the door, to the second they leave. Angela, with her understanding personality she is able to do
more than just provide a place to do hours, but has the ability to make us want to come back rather than have to. As long as this organization is still going on I will be trying my best to help out
and continue with them, because once one start to work with Reach Out, they end up becoming apart of the family. Thank you Angela for all of your hard work, and understanding over the years, and I
know this doesn't have to be said, but don't ever change!
Sky (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:34)
Entry logged on Saturday, 07 March 2015
Hi my name is sky.
I am a young black youth. I’ve been coming to Reachout since the year 2012. I just can’t get enough of Angela. She is awesome. She is always more than kind and helpful with hours being completed, and
also with socializing. I feel I can to talk to Angela or anyone at Reachout about anything that comes to mind. Although Angela moved locations, no matter what facility this goes to, it’s always going
to feel as comfortable as home. Angela needs to invest in more facilities like this to place around Canada for young black youths.
CJ Sargent (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:34)
Entry logged on Saturday, 07 March 2015
The Reachlout Committee is an amazing organization, that really is here for us, the youth. The people here are extremely friendly and are really down to earth. I look forward into coming here for
their sick events.
Bobby Arshad (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:33)
Entry logged on Friday, 06 March 2015
Im not sure exactly when I first met Angela or when I was introduced to Reachout,
but I have been overwhelmed with how much Angela has helped me throughout the
years. Weather I need food or help with my CSO, Angela and The Reachout Committee
have been there for me and a few of my friends as well. I will try my hardest to contribute
to a great community program that continues to receive great support simply because Reachout is a great program and it delivers results.
Thank you so much Angela and Reachout we all appreciate the help we receive
sarah al-juboori (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:33)
Entry logged on Wednesday, 04 March 2015
I love reachout committee. This organization is amazing, and Angela makes it even more stunning. I learned the meaning of volunteer from Angela. Also, I met a lot of new people, and made more
friends. I learned to become responsible through handling different tasks like: making flyers, help with organizing for events, and help organizing data. Just saying you will feel like you owned a
second family, really!
P.s. miss you Angela
Siri Andrea Bernabe (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:32)
Entry logged on Friday, 20 February 2015
I was introduced to Reachout since 2010, Reachout is a great organization and raised awareness regarding youth of today. Angela is caring, compassionate, and she is always there for me when I am in
need. I am very grateful and happy that I am a member of Reachout as I have learned many lessons that I will carry through life. Reachout had hold many events, such as walk for peace and had held BBQ
parties, in which help the community come together. Reachout is also updated in what is happening in the community and always showed professionalism. Angela and the Reachout community are just like a
second family to me, I would definitely recommend Reachout to anyone. Thank you Angela, may more blessings and happiness to come this year :)
Adam & Reham (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:32)
Entry logged on Wednesday, 03 September 2014
We were introduced to Reachout through a family member over 2 years ago and throughout this period the organization has helped our family get through hard times more times than I can remember. The
first time we met Angela we got the impression that she was a really busy person that doesn't have much time to spare but I have to say that she is very empathetic, caring and always takes the time
to understand our needs as a family and is always able to help and make our life a lot easier and show us hope in tough times.
We always enjoy the events & outings (that are always well organized) and we very much appreciate all the giveaways espesially the school supplies and lots more that are very much needed
thoughout the year, our son is being raised in a better community thanks to Reachout because afterall it really does take a community to raise a child!
P.S we are all looking forward to the Xmas party
Thanks Angela and God Bless!
Ann Marie (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:31)
Entry logged on Friday, 29 August 2014
Thank You very much for the BBQ & the Back Packs. My children enjoyed the day and they also appreciated the School Supplies along with the Back Packs. Keep up the Good Job. Just a suggestion
maybe the Volunteers could do some activities with the Children & Parents next time. Please keep me posted about the Christmas Event!!
Thanks again to Miss Angela and the rest of the Reach out Committee Team.
Brian Buning (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:31)
Entry logged on Friday, 28 March 2014
Well where to start, I guess it would here at Reachout I have a been with reachout since january did my co-op placement here and from my experice it has been a great one going to court watching cases
here and there seeing how what we can take from that case and apply it to helping the youths. Reachouts mission is to help those youth in trouble and put them in the right path, Angela does go above
and beyond her normal responsibilities which makes her admirable and a wonderful role model for anyone.
I am pleased to be a part of this organization always learning something and it always feels good to have helped those in need so thank you angela and reachout
p.s Hi angela
Diana Sanabria (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:30)
Entry logged on Friday, 28 March 2014
I am lucky to say that I am a member of Reachout Committee. Angela has not only taught me a lot about myself, but also about the field. Everyday here is a new learning experience and I am thankful
for that. Angela inspires me because she puts others before herself and always wants to make a difference in the lives of others. Being here has been by far the best experience I have had. I
recommend coming to Reachout for anyone intrested in the field or if you need community hours. Thank you Angela!
Kien Dang (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:29)
Entry logged on Friday, 21 March 2014
I have been a reach out member for 3 years and I have nothing but to share my positive experience. After joining and completing my 40 hours, I decided to become an active member for 3 years. It has
been a great honour to be part of such a great organization. Reach out provides for the many in need in our local community and continues to be a great resource for the youth. Reach out allows many
individuals to give back to our community as well as learn more about the surroundings. I have made many great friends here and I will continue to cherish those memories. Thank you so much Angela for
providing me with such a great experience.
Renaco Waldron (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:29)
Entry logged on Friday, 07 February 2014
Initially, I was introduced to Miss Angela by a friend because I wanted to complete my community hours. However, I am elated to testify that Miss Angela gave me exceedingly more than just hours, she
showed me love and care. The Gravity of her benevolence is outstanding, she is like a second Mom to me and have blessed me in many ways. God has truly blessed me by placing her in my life. Thank you
Reachout Committee for EVERYTHING!!
Ameerah (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:28)
Entry logged on Thursday, 30 January 2014
My experience at Reachout Committee has been a positive one. I worked for Angela since 2009. She is a fun, loving, and dynamic individual and has made my experience worthwhile. I have loved
coordinating events (attending Freestyle Friday meetings) and administrative work at Reachout. The youth can obtain community hours with our organization. Watching Reachout grow and develop over the
years has been rewarding. It does indeed take a community to raise a child and we follow this closely with every youth we encounter.
J (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:28)
Entry logged on Thursday, 30 January 2014 13:35
Reachout has helped many of my friends including me to stay out of trouble. Reachout is like a second home because over the last 2 ½ years that I have been involved with Reachout I’ve learned a lot
of things like self control and team work. I always bring up Reachout to family and friends who need to volunteer for school or other reasons. Reachout also helps with counselling and helps provide
food for us. I also feel like Reachout is a second home for me because everyone there is supportive and helps us make good decisions.
T.S (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:27)
Entry logged on Thursday, 30 January 2014
Understanding, supervision when needed, caring, loving group who’s willing to stick their neck out for you no matter the circumstances. I was told by a friend, who is also in trouble with the law;
that Angela and her staff will help you stay out of trouble and mainly out of problems. With them (Angela and staff) always there guiding you through your problems, there will be no need to worry
about doing something wrong because they will always be there to keep you on a good path. Take it from me, I’m getting help and haven’t been in trouble since.
Thank you Angela (Reachout)
Oh, p.s. I need to thank them for the help with the food and donations. If, for example, your family is struggling with food or finances, Reachout will provide food (a lot) for the family. With me; I
have an anger issue so when I feel mad, I reach out to Angela and she’ll help me get through it with counselling. They do everything and more. Come to Reachout!
Imani Thompson (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:27)
Entry logged on Monday, 18 November 2013
I am so greatful to have had the opportunity to be a member of Reachout Committee. Working here has confirmed youth justice is the field for me. Reachout has also given me the foundation and
experience to prepare myself for my career that surpasses any class I ever attended in post secondary school. Angela especially has taught me so much about what to expect in this field and how to
deal with certain situations. She is extremely caring and is always concerned about helping our community's youth and the less fortunate. Every day is a learning experience and I feel good inside at
the end of the day knowing I am part of such a great organization that truly helps and changes the lives of so many. Angela's determination, spirit, and strong work ethic motivates me to be the best
I can be in directing our clients and myself towards a more positive and fufilling future.
Noran Zarzour (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:26)
Entry logged on Saturday 02, November 2013
Firstly when I came to Canada 3 years ago I started to volunteer in Reachout Committe with Angela, and she did not only give me the hours for graduation, but also she give me the opportunity to know
more about the community. Also, I had the chance to know Canada more and I got involved in more than an activity and that gave me a lot of experience in my resume. So, I want to thank Angela very
much for her help and support.
Dwayne Pierre (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:25)
Entry logged on Friday 18, October 2013
Reachout Committee gave me the opportunity to be where I am at today,and that is becoming a young successful black man who is gaining a ton of experience from my career. Angela is more than a friend
to me I see her as a member of my family because she has gone to extreme measures to make sure that I succeed in my profession and because of that I am forever grateful just to have her known her.
Working for Angela at reach out committee has opened my eyes because she has shown me not to be afraid and to take charge and to become a leader. Angela mission at reach out is very simple and that
is to change youth way of thinking and that is to stay get an education,stay off the street and be the best at you can be at whatever you wish to be in life. Reachout Committee is one of the best
organization I have ever worked for and I will recommend this organization for youth who need volunteering experience
Kadeem Baird-Griellmore (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:19)
Entry logged on Wednesday 16, October 2013
I originally got Angela's number from a friend, immediatly I called her and she invited me into her office. Luckily I live so close to the Reachout Committee that I went there just to meet her. From
the moment I walked in I was greeted with a smile and a hello.
Reachout Committee changed my life, if it was not for Angela and the Reachout Committee I would not be in the wonderful place that I am in now. Thank you Angela and the Reachout Committee for all the
advice and support and I wish the best of luck for this organization in the future.
Devanshi Pandya (Saturday, 23 April 2016 12:18)
Wednesday 16th, October 2013
At Reachout, I have learned and experienced so may new things! I have learned how it is to actually work, how hard it can be, how fun it can be, you get to meet new people, you get to try new things,
and I meet some new people as well! It was a great experience! Before, I used to go because I wanted hours but after 1 visit, I started looking forward to going to Reachout! It was great! I got to
help many people out that needed donations and I also got to be part of many events! I loved it there and I can't wait to go back next year to volunteer!