Let us all take a moment to remember workers who have lost their lives, been injured, or have become sick while on the job. A reminder for all workers to practice safety while on the job. A great reminder for employers and governments to strive to do more to protect our workers.
Looking back at 2020, I would like to take this opportunity to focus on the repeated accolades, appreciation cards, tokens of appreciation, etc I receive throughout the year from my clients. Quite often I hear my clients tell me the following: you are my angel on earth, you have changed my life, you are so appreciated, we are grateful, you have been my best friend through the battles, etc. I am humbled by the kindness and generosity of all my injured workers both past and present.
While I appreciate all the kind words and voices of appreciation, I too feel that all of you have changed my life just by meeting you and choosing me to have the honors of representing you through the challenges with WCB. Every one of you have your own unique personalities and situations and getting to know you personally and professionally has been my honour and one of the many reasons I love what I do.
While I would like to take all the credit for the successes throughout this last year, I would like to say that just like the pandemic "We are in it together." It takes the collective efforts of both parties (injured worker and myself) to make big things happen.
I wish all of you the best of health and happiness in 2021! I look forward to continue to represent you, the Injured Workers of Alberta.
It has been a very challenging year for many given the pandemic, job losses and economy. With those challenges, comes other challenges that affect people's personal life. My wish for all of you this holiday season is to take the time to reflect on all the positives and cherish the time we will have with those that matter the most - our immediate family. Take the time to use technology and reach out to extended family and friends this holiday season whether it be by phone or video and this year make it the "new" normal. You never know how that one phone call or video chat can make that person's Christmas extra special.
It has been my utmost pleasure representing and getting to know each and every one of my clients. I look forward to many more successes in 2021 and making a difference in the lives of you, the injured worker. Wishing all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
NOTE: Please note the office will be closed from December 24, 2020 to December 27, 2020 and then again from December 31, 2020 to January 3, 2021 inclusive.