Testimonials

At ACHIEVE, it’s always a proud moment when we hear about how our programs have impacted positive change in peoples’ lives. Here are some of our favourite quotes from letters we’ve received:

“Over the past fifteen years, I have also had the pleasure of accompanying groups of 16-18 students in attending 4-day ACHIEVE workshops. Without exception, the staff and managers ensured that the safety and security of the group was the foremost concern. The workshops have been well organized and delivered with special attention to detail. It is apparent to both my students and me that all the employees at ACHIEVE and Wendigo Lake – from kitchen staff to managers – take pride in their work and are reliable and responsible in their jobs.”
Janet Crupi, Coordinator, Community & Justice Services Program, Algonquin College

“Many youth with whom we are involved at the agency, see themselves as having limited possibilities.  Wendigo Lake’s ACHIEVE program provides an opportunity for youth at risk to discover their potential in a safe and supportive environment. The experience offers  youth a “time out,”  to perceive themselves differently and to explore their relationships with others through their participation in the group activities.”
Jessica Furman, Jewish Family & Children Services of Greater Toronto

“What do you get when you take 18 people who do not know each other and bring them to the Achieve Program for their first three days of college classes? The foundations of a successful semester built on trust, mutual respect, teamwork, encouragement and above all else a willingness to be open to new learning.  In three days, ACHIEVE has the power to change a student’s perception of themselves and their field to give them the capacity to see the possibilities, to believe in the process, and grasp the responsibility and dedication it takes to be the best for themselves and their future.”
Cynthia Booth, Coordinator, Community & Justice Services, Cambrian College

“ACHIEVE offers an amazing outdoor venue that helps students cope with multiple factors: trust development, decision making skills, teamwork and cooperation techniques, problem solving strategies, resiliency and more! This organization provides an opportunity for self reflection, within a natural setting, whether its a one day adventure or over multiple weeks. Their incredible staff will challenge students to succeed in ways they never thought they could.”
Erin Fitzgerald, Attendance Counsellor, Near North District School Board

“As a mature student I thought there was nothing here for me to learn at the ACHIEVE program but after three short days I realized I still had more learning to do and experience with my untouched fears to overcome and challenge myself towards even greater success.”
Cambrian College Student