New Faces at NSCR

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Whether it is supporting seniors, helping child care providers navigate the licensing process or fundraising to help NSCR build capacity, we’re proud to introduce our four new team members who are here to advance NSCR’s mission.

Barb Butterfield – Seniors Community Connector (

When my daughters went off to university, and I wound down from my career as a pension consulting actuary, I enrolled in the Community Counselling Diploma program at Vancouver Community College. This opened doors to very fulfilling volunteer opportunities with the MS Society, Harvest Project, and now with NSCR. I found my passion for helping people! I truly love my part-time job, assisting clients in our Seniors One Stop office, but also with complex cases that involve more in-depth relationship-building, and assisting with resources and supports of many varieties: financial benefits, rent supplements, emotional, housing, community engagement, etc., all with the hopes of supporting an individual client tackle some of their barriers to better wellness and stability. I feel a real sense of pride and joy when a client leaves our office feeling really heard, supported, and when hope has replaced some of their despair to the best extent possible. The inspiring community of people working at our agency is the icing on the cake for me! For as long as I am living, I shall never feel bored. There’s too many of life’s little pleasures to enjoy: including hiking, golfing, snowshoeing, biking, curling with friends, hobby painting, and coffee and gabs with the amazing people in my life!


Jordan Linwood – Child Care Provider Support Consultant (

Before working at NSCR, I worked in the City of Vancouver working in and overseeing two licensed child care spaces in a Community Centre. In my current role at NSCR, I am the Child Care Provider Support Consultant. I work with and help child care providers who provide care for children in their homes. I help providers become registered and licensed, as well as facilitate drop in programs for them to come during the day with the children in their care and host workshops and professional development opportunities for them. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with my family and trying new restaurants and exploring the city.


Ruby Campbell – Manager, Charitable Partnerships (

Over my career, I have worked in various fundraising and community engagement positions. At NSCR, I am responsible for developing and implementing a fundraising program to help build financial capacity for NSCR. I am really excited about implementing the fundraising plan to re-engage individual donors, first by working with NSCR board and senior leadership to thank donors for their previous donation and also by sharing the successes NSCR has accomplished over the past 47 years. I am also pleased to see some new corporate donors exploring partnerships with NSCR. They are recognizing how important it is to develop partnerships with organizations working hard to support vulnerable seniors, families in need of childcare, legal advice and advocacy individuals who are facing evictions and homelessness at extreme rates, and so many other services and programs NSCR provides. When I am not working at NSCR, I have the pleasure of serving as a City Councilor for City of New Westminster. I was elected in October 2022 and enjoy serving the community where I live. In my free time, I usually like to get out for long walks with my partner, friends and puppy, Coco, or get away with my family to travel locally or aboard.


Yola Switkowski – Seniors Community Connector (

I completed my undergraduate degree at SFU in conservation biology in 2021 then I worked for the federal government in Employment Insurance Adjudication for 2 years and started at NSCR in January of this year. At NSCR I am a Seniors Community Connector, I go out in the community and meet with seniors in need of support. I provide emotional support, community resources and information and act as a connecting individual for isolated seniors who are looking for support and looking to get more connected with their community. I also work on the Connect and Prepare program doing presentations for seniors throughout the summer on Emergency Preparedness, specifically focusing on being prepared for extreme heat in the summer. Since I’ve been here, I am proud to have built positive relationships with clients and provided them consistent support to help them feel more a part of, and supported by, the North Shore community. I am also so grateful to have been welcomed in so warmly by everyone here at NSCR. Outside work I love to go hiking in the forest with my dog, I love yoga, camping, spending time with friends and family, board games, cooking, reading, movies and puzzles.

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