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After initially completing her Honours Bachelor of Arts Degree at the University of Toronto, Saran decided to specialize to become a social worker and achieved her Social Service Worker diploma at George Brown College and Masters of Social Work from the University of Toronto.
During her internship for her Master’s program with Bereaved Families of Ontario - Toronto chapter, Saran realized that she truly enjoyed the experience of connecting with people through the grieving process. She realized the importance of validating people’s life stories and witnessing their experiences. This experience sparked a deep passion and interest within her that she looked to recreate with every person that she worked with because it provided her with the understanding of how to honour and validate people’s experiences.
After completing her education, Saran worked in the social services sector and has experience providing case management support to people living with various disabilities including developmental, physical and mental health. She also has experience working with bereaved individuals and people living with cancer. Saran has completed Bereavement and Hospice Palliative Care training. Saran is also trained in Reiki level 1.
Saran is passionate about creating meaningful, authentic connections with the people that she works with. Her non-judgmental, anti-oppressive approach creates a solid foundation for a supportive relationship in order to lovingly guide and empower people through their own personal life experiences. Saran’s compassion and empathy allows for the care of the whole person: mind, body and spirit. Saran is passionate about supportively listening to people’s stories, validating their experiences and engaging with people in a meaningful way. She is honoured to be a beacon of support to people at all stages of their cancer journey and looks forward to the many ways that she will be deeply inspired by the resilience of the human spirit.