Wendy Smith worked for the Government of Prince Edward Island for thirty-three years in a variety of capacities from front line work in the area of disabilities, then moving to the area of mental health for ten years as a supervisor, program manager and administrator.
Wendy has a Bachelor of Child Study from Mount Saint Vincent University, and a Certificate in Adult Education from the University of New Brunswick.
She wrapped up her career with the PEI provincial government working in long-term care policy and education.
Wendy’s passion is working with people. Wendy has worked as a resource for families in situations of crisis assisting them in navigating the provincial government system.
With her calm and steady approach, Wendy presently works in a variety of capacities with Health PEI, Holland College and Your Life Design Inc. consulting, instructing, and facilitating.
Wendy’s work in the human services sector is guided by principles of respect, self determination, inclusion, and a person-centered philosophy.
Wendy has been a part-time Learning Manager in the Human Services Program at Holland College teaching almost all of the courses in the program throughout the past seventeen years. She has primarily taught courses in human development through the lifespan and many courses with a focus on the early years. Ethics and Inclusion are also two subject areas that she is passionate about. She has also taught helping courses and personal wellness for helping professionals.
Through-out the pandemic, Wendy has spoken to audiences with Your Life Design Inc. about managing mental health amid the unknown, as well as other customized training. Her humorous style and practical approach give participants concrete strategies to take-away from the sessions.
Wendy grew up in Morell, Prince Edward Island and resides in Charlottetown with her husband and their beloved cat.