Meet Sushma – our fun loving Finance Manager, proud mother and true Furniture Bank journey to success story.
Her Canadian journey began in March 2010, when she immigrated from Nepal with her husband and 3 year old daughter. With a Masters Degree in Finance, like many skilled immigrants, she had to work “survival” jobs in order to support herself and her family when she first arrived to the country.
But a year later everything changed – and for the better.
After registering for a computer training and Canadian workplace course with Skills For Change, one among many of Furniture Bank’s partner agencies, Sushma received her co-op placement with the organization, and we’re so glad that she did!
Since then, she’s worked her way up from Bookkeeper, to Finance Coordinator to Finance Manager, and in 2013, her family became proud Canadian citizens!
When you speak with Sushma about her experience becoming a Canadian citizen, she smiles as she talks about her daughter and “unofficial English tutor,” and how she helped her prepare for the citizenship test by spending nights singing the Canadian national anthem and working on pronunciation together.
A hard working queen of numbers, she also brings a lot of positive energy and bubbly joy to Furniture Bank. Like last year when she introduced all staff to the Hindu Holi spring festival in which people gather to sing and dance covered in powder and coloured water.
She also represented Furniture Bank in the 2012 United Way CN Tower climb setting a Furniture Bank record by climbing to the top in 21 minutes and 4 seconds!
Mother’s Day is all about acknowledging the efforts and showing love to all the amazing mothers around the world who selflessly provide for their loved ones day in and day out.
There is no better mother to spotlight on this special day than our very own Sushma Subedi.