Volunteer Spotlight

April 18, 2024

A photo of Susan Barrett over a background of white party lights. Title reads National Volunteer Week. The Empower logo is in the lower right corner.

Meet Susan Barrett. She has been a Board Member of Empower since June of 2023. We assisted her stepson in finding full-time employment, so she decided that she wanted to give back. She also volunteers on the Board of The Children’s Grief Foundation of Canada and is the Secretary for the Board of Independent Living Canada. She loves to camp, travel and spend time with her two German Shepherds.

“I live with my husband and my 21 year old stepson and I raise chickens. I have been a licensed Funeral Director for 24 years and currently work for an Ontario based Trust Company, working with Funeral Homes in Atlantic Canada providing pre-arranged funeral funding.

In my volunteering, the people that I have met are definitely a highlight! But it also feels wonderful to support such important groups and their causes.”