Vision: We link individuals and communities with resources for growth.
Mission: Working for access and equity by addressing client health, social, family and economic barriers.
Values: Maximizing individual access and opportunities for growth and development. Inclusion to enrich individuals in our work sites and communities. Openness, integrity and respect in our dealings with clients, employers and colleagues.
lda Furtado, BA, M.H.Sc., BSW, Employment Consultant, MCVP (Fellow)
Owner of Links to Health Eastern Ontario Inc since 1996
- Service Provider for Employment Supports, Ontario Disability Support Program
- Registered Social Worker
- Master’s Certificate Vocational Professional
- Over ten years of employment counselling experience in helping clients return to work by accessing employment resources from Employment Supports of Ontario Disability Support Program, Service Canada, and private insurance companies.
- Created Access Work Service, a temporary work service to help high needs disabled clients to successfully enter the work force.
- Experience in working with clients served by the primary health care, child welfare and mental health sectors.
- Program development expertise in health services, rural employment projects, and youth initiatives.
- Extensive direct use of the political process for effective client advocacy.
- Founding member of Access Alliance Multicultural Community Health Centre (Toronto), and the Work Enterprise Centre (Bancroft)
Education and Training
- Community Work Diploma – 1977
- Bachelor of Psychology – 1986
- Masters in Health Administration – 1993
- Certificate in Rehabilitation – 2007
- Bachelor of Social Work – 2009
Alan McAllister, PhD, CPsych.
Dr. McAllister has worked in the field of psychological services for over 39 years and was registered as a psychologist in Ontario in 1994. He began meditating as a university student and went on to earn doctoral degrees in philosophy (University of Toronto, 1975) and psychology (York University, 1993). More than twenty years ago he began working with biofeedback and neurofeedback with the intent of healing the mind and optimizing functioning using these technologies. He has worked in schools and in clinical settings with individuals of all ages. He is the author of The Attentive Mind Workbook: Self-healing through Meditation, which is a workbook on meditation based on contemporary psychological theory and research, and he gives workshops on meditation and neuroshaping in Ontario and Quebec.
Cordelia Garza Rabatte, BSc, BCN– Senior Neurotherapist
Cordelia Garza Rabatte majored in biology and psychology at Trent University. She is a Board Certified Neurotherapist through the Biofeedback Certification International Alliance. Her primary interests are in the relationship of brain and behaviour and using neuroshaping methods in work with children.
Rhea Shahe, BA– Neurotherapist
Rhea Shahe majored in psychology at Trent University. Her thesis research focused on the sexualization of racialised women, and she has participated in research on treatment for depression.
Brianna Robinson, BSc, Psychotherapist in training
Brianna majored in psychology and biology at Trent University. Her undergraduate thesis focused on emotional intelligence in at-risk populations. She is now a student at Yorkville University studying in the Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology program with the goal of becoming a registered psychotherapist in Ontario. She is supervised by Dr. McAllister for her final year practicum.