A humanitarian among us response coordinator, tackling challenges like floods, forest fires and forced evacua- tions tomanaging fundraising campaigns for various social organizations is obviously a change of beat. But Densmore sees the potential of UnitedWay and its partners to do more in our community.


nizing active responses. She also acted as the liaison with communities with their own emergency planning. A new chapter In 2014, Densmore’s husband was offered a positionwith the RCMP inOttawa. She had to leave behind her home province and a job she loved. She wasn’t too sure what she would do once she lived in Prescott-Russell. She never really took amaternity leave when she was with the Red Cross, so she thought she could take it easy for a while until she finds employment. Plus, at the time, she was remotely training her replacement at the BC Red Cross. For Densmore, remaining still and at home was easier said than done. She received a phone call from a friend telling her there was an executive director’s posi- tion with United Way of Prescott-Russell. The job asked for fluency in French with fundraising and business background. She told her friend that she clearly did not have the required sets of skills but that since she didn’t get interviewed for so long that she would at least go and meet the recruiters, who after a first round of interviews, did not find any suitable candidate. She was convinced she was not the right person for the job. Her recruiters and the board of administrators had a very different opinion of her. They opted to choose Dens- more as their new executive director and were convinced she would learn French in a short amount of time. For over a year, the Board of UnitedWay of Prescott Russell didn’t have a full time director andmanaged

Jodie Densmore, originally from British Columbia, is a former soldier and emer- gency response coordinator with the Red Cross. She now resides in the area after taking over the day-to-day operations of Prescott Russell’s United Way as its exe- cutive director. Going froman emergency

Jodie Densmore’s career as a humanita- rian peculiarly started with the Canadian Armed Forces in the early 2000s. She travel- led to Afghanistan and joined a provincial reconstruction teamas a combat medic. She completed her master’s degree, studying human vulnerabilities such as food secu- rity, while walking around with a rifle on her shoulder in a foreign country under the threat of IEDs and ambushes. When asked why a humanitarian would join an armed force in a country where some factions are very hostile to foreigners she replied, “Some- times, if you want to help people, you have to fight for them.” Once she met her husband, an RCMP officer, and had her first child, she realized that her deployment days in the Canadian Armed Forces were behind her. So after a decade of serving her country and the people of Afghanistan, she joined British Columbia’s branch of the Red Cross as a disaster res- ponse coordinator, to serve communities in distress fromfloods, earthquakes and forest fires. Her territory consisted of the southern half of BC. She was the only full-time staff, everyone else were volunteers, so when there were no disasters or emergencies, she spent her days meticulously planning and orga-

Jodie Densmore-photo Maxime Myre

Augmentation du salaire minimum Voici ce que vous devez savoir :

The minimum wage is going up. Here’s what you need to know: Minimum Wage Rate Oct. 1, 2015 to Oct. 1, 2016 to Sept. 30, 2016 Sept. 30, 2017 General Minimum Wage: $11.25 per hour $11.40 per hour Student Minimum Wage: $10.55 per hour $10.70 per hour

Taux de salaire minimum

Du 1 er oct. 2015 au Du 1 er oct. 2016 au 30 sept. 2016 30 sept. 2017

11,40 $ l’heure

Salaire minimum général 

11,25 $ l’heure

Salaire minimum des étudiants :

10,70 $ l’heure

10,55 $ l’heure

Salaire minimum des étudiants de moins de 18 ans qui ne travaillent pas plus de 28 heures par semaine en dehors des congés scolaires, ou qui sont employés pendant un congé durant l’année scolaire ou pendant les vacances d’été Salaire minimum des serveurs de boissons alcoolisées :

Students under the age of 18 who work 28 hours a week or less when school is in session, or work during a school break or summer holidays Liquor Servers Minimum Wage:

9,90 $ l’heure

9,80 $ l’heure

Salaire minimum des guides de chasse et de pêche : 56,30 $ Taux pour travailler moins de cinq heures consécutives par jour Salaire minimum des guides de chasse et de pêche : 112,60 $

56,95 $

$9.90 per hour

$9.80 per hour

Hunting and Fishing Guides Minimum Wage: $56.30 Rate for working less than five consecutive hours in a day Hunting and Fishing Guides Minimum Wage: $112.60


113,95 $

Taux pour travailler cinq heures ou plus par jour, que les heures soient consécutives ou non Salaire minimum des travailleurs à domicile : Personnes qui sont rémunérées par un employeur pour un travail qu’elles font à domicile


Rate for working five or more hours in a day whether or not the hours are consecutive Homeworkers Minimum Wage: Employees doing paid work in their own home for an employer

12,55 $ l’heure

12,40 $ l’heure

$12.55 per hour

$12.40 per hour

Le 1 er octobre 2016, le salaire minimum général augmentera, passant du taux actuel de 11,25 $ à 11,40 $. Le salaire minimum est révisé tous les ans. Les taux sont publiés au plus tard le 1 er avril et entrent en vigueur le 1 er octobre de la même année. Obtenez des renseignements supplémentaires sur le salaire minimum : 1 800 531-5551 |

On October 1, 2016, the general minimum wage will increase to $11.40, from the current rate of $11.25. The minimum wage is reviewed on a yearly basis. The rates are published by April 1 st and come into effect on October 1 st of the same year. Find out more about minimum wage: 1-800-531-5551 |

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