Trish De Silva

Our Child and Youth Care Supervisor, Trish De Silva, arrived at Shift with 10 years of experience in the child and youth care field. Working with children, youth, adolescents, and adults in any helping capacity has always been a passion of hers. Due to birth complications, Trish suffered a severe left brachial plexus injury which rendered her left arm paralyzed, but she never let that stop her. Living with a disability emphasized her desire to help youth from various backgrounds, circumstances, and brings a different perspective to the table when working with youth. Her desire to not only help – but connect with children – is the driving force behind her hard work and dedication. Trish’s interest in Indigenous history and culture is something she desired to expand upon while connecting directly with those who are Indigenous.