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Holding Hands


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Director of Women and Children Precious Shelter

Tamara Whilby was a nurse for over 10-years, with experience in Hospitals, Community and Retirement homes. Tamara is compassionate about helping others, so much that she collaborated with a strong team of women and men to build a haven for women & children in need of assistance.


Executive Director of Women and Children Precious Shelter

Angella Dacres is a Nurse Practitioner/Registered Nurse with over 25 years of nursing experience. She has had the opportunity to work in various hospitals, gaining experience as a registered nurse in different clinical areas such as Pediatrics/Neonatal care, Emergency medicine, psychiatric, general medicine and now as a Nurse Practitioner for stroke patients.
Angella is enthusiastic and passionate about being a part of the Women & Children Precious Shelter and assisting women and children facing violence by providing a supportive and safe environment by empowering them to be change agents in their future and reach for the skies.

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Case Manager of Women and Children Precious Shelter

Hope Samuels is a former nurse for over 30 years, a mother and an advocate for those who need support during challenging times. As a nurse, she helped patients access publicly available resources within their community. 
As a Case Manager at Women and Children Precious Shelter, her role is to help women and children access the tools they need to thrive.


Social Worker of Women and Children Precious Shelter

Raj Bacchus is a Registered Social Worker with a Master's Degree in Social Work. She has been a counsellor for over 30 years and is passionate about ensuring that children are safe and not put in a situation where there is harm.  
As a children's aid worker for over 10 years, Raj intervened in situations where children were exposed to harm in many ways due to parental conflict and family violence. She has great compassion for children and will ensure they receive the resources and services to cope. Their health and wellness are foremost, and they should never be made to feel guilty or blame themselves because of parental disagreements.  
Raj looks forward to being a part of the Women & Children Precious Shelter and will do her part to ensure that women and children will be more empowered. 



Child And Youth Worker

Sheldon Bartley is a Child and Youth Worker with over 20 years of professional experience working with children and families. He has worked within school boards, literacy programs and The Ministry of Children and Youth Services to create programs and resources that support youth and their needs. Sheldon is passionate about empowering youth from diverse communities through faith and  programs that will be offered at WCPS. 


Women and Children Precious Shelter Legal Team

We are pleased to have Daniel Boiani of the MONACO BOIANI DE MARCO Barristers & Solicitors Firm join us as a part of our Legal Team. Boiani is a founding partner of Monaco Boiani De Marco, Barristers and Solicitors, with a focus on family law, including separation agreements, pre-marital contracts, cohabitation agreements, custody, access, child support, spousal support, property division, child welfare matters, Mediation/Arbitration, trial advocacy, independent legal advice and divorces (contested and uncontested).​

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Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant

Magandip assists in Canadian Immigration and Citizenship matters and has been with Canada Calling Immigration services since 2017.

Services offered:

  • Visitor Visa

  • Super Visa

  • Student Visa

  • Work Permit

  • Express Entry Applications

  • PR Card Renewal

  • Citizenship Application

  • Spousal Sponsorship

  • Parent/ Grandparent Sponsorship

  • Business Entrepreneur Programs

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Volunteer & Fundraising Coordinator for WCPS

 Nekisha is a caring and compassionate nurse for over 10 years working with people from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Her insights into conflict resolution and patient care coupled with her family-oriented nature will certainly be a valuable asset to the team.



Volunteer/Fundraising Coordinator of WCPS

I have always had a passion for caring for individuals especially the elderly and special needs. I am  a registered nurse  with over 20 years experience. I am committed to caring, helping and advocating  for others. I grew up with the mantra “ it takes a village and no one is an Island" I am dedicated to serving my community for the betterment of all.  I am proud and excited to be a part of the great team at WCPS !

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