Community involvement and giving back is important to Megan. Being in a position to share knowledge and help others is a privilege.
Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program
Megan has been an active mentor in the Harry G. Schaefer Mentorship Program through Mount Royal University since 2015. She focuses primarily on third and fourth year female business students, aspiring to have a career in finance. This entails resume and interview preparation, vocational guidance, workplace job shadowing, and ongoing support. Megan remains open for ongoing support and enjoys staying in touch with mentees to see their progress and career paths.
Decoda Literacy Solutions
Originally from British Columbia, Megan began supporting literacy in BC in 1999 as a volunteer tutor for an adult basic education program in Castlegar, BC. Before relocating to Alberta, Megan could be found giving out newspapers for the Raise-A-Reader campaign, volunteering at events, and supporting the many campaigns to raise funds for literacy. She still sponsors the annual charity scrabble tournament, and has taken up sponsoring a team at their Team Trivia Challenge. As close to 40% of Canadians are functionally illiterate, helping families and individuals increase literacy rates is tremendously important.
Junior Achievement of Southern Alberta
Megan is a regular volunteer at the JA World of Choices, a full day event where high school students and mentors are brought together to discuss different professions. The sessions are an interactive way for students to ask questions and have open dialog with people from each vocation. This event helps kids obtain information about next steps after high school, what type of training they may need, gain a better understanding of each profession, and understand the best ways to pursue them.
Dress for Success Calgary
Dress for Success is committed to helping women succeed in the workplace and achieve economic independence. Empowering women is a cause close to Megan's heart, therefore partnering with Dress for Success Calgary was a natural fit. Megan is a regular speaker at Dress for Success participant events, educating women on financial literacy topics. She also works in collaboration with Dress for Success to develop fundraising strategies.