COS takes pride in offering a diverse staff who each have a diversity and multitude of techniques, training, and counselling experience coming from a variety of perspectives. This helps the agency to serve individuals and families in ways that speak to their own unique needs and supports growth and well-being from many angles.  The quality of trainings, staff morale, and professional atmosphere at COS is unique and creates a welcoming feeling for both staff and clients alike.


The CVYS Team

Michelle Bell, BSW M Ed Leadership
Executive Director


Milah Smith, BSc, MA
Youth & Family Counsellor – Team Leader


Wendy Montgomery, BA Psy, MA
Youth & Family Counsellor


Christine Hall, MA, RCC
Youth & Family Counsellor


Danyel Knapp-Fisher, BA Psy, MA
Program Manager (LRP)


Trina McDonald, BSW
Group Facilitator (LRP)


Karen Edwards
Group Support (YEMP)

Kerri Anderson
Office Manager and Bookkeeper


Sophia Yeh, BA, BSW, RSW
Youth & Family Counsellor


Kerry Moon, BA CYC
Youth & Family Counsellor


Jayde Martins, BA
Girls Empowerment Group Facilitator


Shannan Hazard, BA Psy
Group Facilitator (LRP)


Tracy Tidsbury, BA Psy, MA (Candidate)
Facilitator/Program Manager (YEMP)

Cassidy Anderson
Admin & Program Support


Sonder Haven, BA, MA, RCC
Youth & Family Counsellor


Sophia Palmer, MSW, MFT, CAS, RCC
Youth & Family Counsellor


Rachel Winter, BA CYC
Girls Empowerment Group Facilitator


Katie Ralphs, BSW
Group Facilitator (LRP)


Autumn Wood, Counselling Cert.
Facilitator/Employer Liaison (YEMP)



CVYS Therapy Dogs

Therapy Dog


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